What does loafer mean?

Definitions for loaferˈloʊ fər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word loafer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum(noun)

    person who does no work

    "a lazy bum"

  2. Loafer(noun)

    a low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel


  1. Loafer(n.)

    A type of shoe without laces which can be easily slipped on or off; -- originally a trademark; as, he bought a new pair of loafers.

  2. Origin: [G. lufer a runner, Prov. G. laufer, lofer, fr. laufen to run. See Leap.]


  1. loafer(Noun)

    An idle person.

  2. loafer(Noun)

    A shoe with no laces, resembling a moccasin.

  3. Origin: Perhaps short for landloafer, possibly a partial translation of German Landläufer [Cf Dial Ger loofen "to run"]; or connected to lo(o)ve, lo(o)ffinge "a remnant, the rest, that which remains or lingers" from laf. Akin to Scots lave "the rest, remainder", Old English lǣfan "to leave behind". More at leave

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loafer(noun)

    one who loafs; a lazy lounger

  2. Origin: [G. lufer a runner, Prov. G. laufer, lofer, fr. laufen to run. See Leap.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. loafer

    The man who is usually busy keeping some one else from working.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loafer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loafer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

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