AskDefine | Define shirker

Dictionary Definition

shirker n : a person who shirks their work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime) [syn: slacker]

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English

Etymology

-er shirk

Noun

  1. One who shirks a duty or responsibility.
  2. One who is lazy.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bungler, clock watcher, disregarder, dodger, eye-servant, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof-off, idler, ignorer, malingerer, neglecter, negligent, old soldier, procrastinator, shirk, skulk, skulker, slacker, slinker, sloven, slut, soldier, spiv, tax dodger, trifler, truant, waiter on Providence, welsher
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