Definition of malingerer in US English:



  • A person who malingers.

    ‘the doctor said my son was a malingerer’
    • ‘However, recent research reported that we have become a nation of malingerers, with nearly six million of us too sick to work.’
    • ‘Other states, like New York, have created an entirely state-funded duplicate of welfare for the malingerers.’
    • ‘I feel like a malingerer without a cause to point to.’
    • ‘Of the nine, a number were malingerers who the manager was having difficulty motivating.’
    • ‘It is interesting that the latter diagnosis was given by a doctor who told you it was a condition dreamed up by malingerers.’
    shirker, slacker, idler, layabout
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