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See also: släcker
slacker (plural slackers)
- One who procrastinates or is lazy.
- A person lacking a sense of direction in life; an underachiever.
- 2011 May 28, Catherine Rampell, quoting Carl Van Horn, “A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- “I don’t think this is a generation of slackers,” said Carl Van Horn, a labor economist at Rutgers. “This image of the kid who goes off and skis in Colorado, I don’t think that’s the correct image. Today’s young people are very focused on trying to work hard and to get ahead.”
- A member of a certain 1990s subculture associated with Generation X.
- 2005 December 18, Craig Modderno, “Slacker Dot-Com”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- Kevin Smith wrote and directed the slacker hits “Clerks,” “Dogma” and “Chasing Amy,” but lately it is his other life—maintaining six Web sites that he describes as “devoted to my fans and my films”—that seems to consume him.
- (dated, US) A person who seeks to avoid military service.
- (rare, slang) A user of the Slackware Linux distribution.
procrastinating or lazy person