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slouch

Noun

1 an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions; "he's no slouch when it comes to baseball"
2 a stooping carriage in standing and walking

Verb

1 assume a drooping posture or carriage [syn: slump]
2 walk slovenly

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

slouch
  1. A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance
    He sat with an unenthusiastic slouch.
  2. any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
    The plant hung in a permanent slouch.
  3. An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.

Verb

  1. to hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture
    Do not slouch when playing a flute.

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