One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he loitered in the parking lot’
linger, potter, wait, skulk
loaf, lounge, idle, laze, waste time, kill time, while away time
informal hang around, hang round
British informal hang about, mooch about, mooch around
literary, archaic tarry
2‘the weather had tempted them out to loiter along the river bank’
dawdle, dally, stroll, saunter, loll, go slowly, take one's time, go at a snail's pace, move at a snail's pace, drag one's feet, delay
informal dilly-dally, mosey
British informal mooch
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