loafer

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Penny loafers

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps short for landloafer, possibly a partial translation of German Landläufer (compare dialectal German loofen "to run"); or connected to Middle English lo(o)ve, lo(o)ffinge "a remnant, the rest, that which remains or lingers" from Old English lāf ‎(remainder, residue, what is left). Akin to Scots lave "the rest, remainder", Old English lǣfan "to leave behind". More at leave.

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loafer ‎(plural loafers)

  1. An idle person.
  2. A shoe with no laces, resembling a moccasin.

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