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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•lin•germəˈlɪŋ gər(v.i.)

  1. to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk duty or work.

Origin of malinger:

1810–20; < F malingre sickly =mal-mal - + OF heingre haggard


Princeton's WordNet

  1. malingerer, skulker, shammer(noun)

    someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity


  1. malingerer(Noun)

    A person who malingers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malingerer(noun)

    in the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by pretending illness or inability

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