Definition of shirker in English:



  • See shirk

    • ‘And if the socialist shirkers riot, shoot them!’
    • ‘He don't have time for those what don't care to work, and he'd sooner drown you than put up with idlers or shirkers.’
    • ‘To stand for the shirkers, stand strong in their place.’
    • ‘I'd rather just loudly insist that people who favor war go fight in it themselves or be damned as showboaters and shirkers.’
    • ‘Whatever the detail of the debates over incapacity benefit, there is no doubt that his sympathies do not lie with those he would consider shirkers.’
    dodger, truant, absentee, habitual absentee, malingerer, layabout, loafer, idler
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