Crossword clues for slouch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Slouch \Slouch\, n. [Cf. Icel. sl?kra slouching felloew, and E. slack, slug, a lazy fellow.]
A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow. [Colloq.]
Slouth hat, a soft, limp hat of unstiffened cloth or felt.
Slouch \Slouch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slouched; p. pr. & vb. n. Slouching.]
To droop, as the head.
To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner. [Colloq.]
Slouch \Slouch\, v. t. To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"walk with a slouch," 1754; "have a downcast or stooped aspect," 1755; from slouch (n.). Related: Slouched; slouching (1610s as a past participle adjective; 1660s of persons, 1690s of hats).
1510s, "lazy man," variant of slouk (1560s), probably from a Scandinavian source, perhaps Old Norse slokr "lazy fellow," and related to slack (adj.) on the notion of "sagging, drooping." Meaning "stooping of the head and shoulders" first recorded 1725. Slouch hat, made of soft material, first attested 1764.
n. 1 A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance 2 Any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim. 3 Someone who is slow to act. 4 (context dated English) An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture 2 (context intransitive English) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
n. an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions; "he's no slouch when it comes to baseball"
a stooping carriage in standing and walking
v. assume a drooping posture or carriage [syn: slump]
Usage examples of "slouch".
Vato and Blood were slouched in folding chairs when Takeshi and DL came in to open up shop, both humming back and forth in a strange free-form antiphony, sometimes falling silent, picking up the tune two and a half bars later exactly together, latently menacing, like a bee swarm.
The houses of the workpeople at Blarney are neat and trim, white and clean, and a repose to the eyes of beholders, sick of slouching thatch and bulging mud walls.
Dragging the sledges carrying the wounded and dead, the foot warriors slouched along in no particular order, the discipline Brian Boru had enforced now abandoned.
No slouch, the senior legate Gaius Verres had assessed Malleolus accurately before the party had got as far as Tarentum, and cultivated the quaestor with such charm and winning ways that Malleolus deemed Verres the best of good fellows.
From his place at the far end of the table, Manny watched Angleton slouch back into his seat, almost like an animal gathering itself for a kill.
After Lavadie had slunk off, Bernabe slouched out to his pickup, tuned the radio to mariachi music coming from KKCV in Chamisaville, and steered onto the highway, turning south.
Dhalla stood impassively on guard behind them, standing rigidly to attention with her spear in her hand, but that appearance was let down by the much tinier figure of Merel Zabio, who stood beside her in a calculatedly negligent slouch.
Yeunnin-fashion down to the vodclub, sat at the table with Morana and the alien for four hours, abandoned the premises on the microdot of midnight, and slouched home, shedding his Hooyoo manner little by little, so that by the time he stepped inside his apartment, he was Brownell Lofton once again and jubilant with success.
To dispel the illusion that so outmatched his own arts, the Black Dragon stooped forward to clutch at the spread cloak and the slouch hat that tilted from the top of the cloth blot.
Dressed in a fashionable high-collared overcloak and swank slouch hat, she certainly looked the part - well enough to have fooled the young Jedi trailing her when she and an assistant exchanged clothes in the refresher station of a crowded transit hub.
The noise seemed to please the men, who were slouching along heavily in their best clothes, and Patu left his wife, and running up to a farm servant whom he perceived behind a tree, took his gun and fired a shot himself, as frisky as a young colt.
Even the press row was accommodated by an assprtment of newspaper and radio people, slouching in their seats, quietly awaiting the recommencement of the proceedings with smiling interest.
The woman behind the counter took our order then slouched over to the fryers to refry some chips.
I just slouched in my seat and watched as Spangler hustled by, too intent on avoiding puddles to even give me a second look.
A young human tottered up to our stage, wearing clean, unpatched clothing and a slouch.