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Webster 1913 Edition


Loiterer

Loi′ter-er

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Noun.
1.
One who loiters; an idler.
2.
An idle vagrant; a tramp.
[Obs.]
Bp. Sanderson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Loiterer

LOIT'ERER

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Noun.
A lingerer; one that delays or is slow in motion; an idler; one that is sluggish or dilatory.
Ever listless loiterers, that attend no cause, no trust, no duty and no friend.

Definition 2022


loiterer

loiterer

English

Noun

loiterer (plural loiterers)

  1. One who loiters, one who lingers or hangs around.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 16
      Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a pistol at their head in some secluded spot outside the city proper, famished loiterers of the Thames embankment category they might be hanging about there or simply marauders ready to decamp with whatever boodle they could in one fell swoop at a moment's notice, your money or your life, leaving you there to point a moral, gagged and garrotted.