What does loafer mean?

Definitions for loafer
ˈloʊ fərloafer

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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

GCIDE

  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.]

Wiktionary

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. loafer

    One who hangs about a dock, ready for every job except a hard one.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Loafer

    This word is neither Dutch nor German, as generally stated; it is distinctly Spanish-American. The early settlers of Mexico and Texas gave the name of gallofo to a vagrant, who, like the lazzaroni of Naples, hung about the churches begging for alms. From the western states this word travelled to New York, and in the process became changed into “Loafer.”

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Numerology

  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

Examples of loafer in a Sentence

  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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