Definitions for slackerˈslæk ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who evades duty or work; shirker.
a person who evades military service; dodger.
an esp. educated young person who is scornful of materialism, purposeless, apathetic, and usu. works in a dead-end job.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of slacker:
1790–1800; def. 3 popularized by Slackers (1991), film by R. Linklater
a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
One who procrastinates or is lazy; compare slack off.
A person lacking a sense of direction in life; an underachiever.
A person who seeks to avoid military service.
A user of Slackware Linux, a type of application software.