shirker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shirker a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shirker One who shirks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shirker One who shirks duty or danger.
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Usage

In literature:

All unknowingly he made me realize that I had been a bit of a coward and a shirker.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Wretched shirker that I am, whom even Robert's charity despairs of: have I made a friend?
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
No shirkers were to be found in Warsaw.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
They were not shirkers, but the picking made their backs tired, and the run through the fields was a welcome change.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
He certainly deserves a good tip, for he is no shirker.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
And he would shoot any shirker who refused to go with him.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Do you want your husband to be a shirker and quitter?
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The teachers watched for shirkers more closely, too.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
He was degenerating into a shirker, a destroyer, a money-maniac, a complainer of other men's successes.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
The majority of the shirkers should know better, and have their fortunes, meagre as they may be, at stake.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
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In poetry:

At the round up when branding the cattle
One cowboy was quite a fast worker
But the iron red-hot missed the cow’s tender spot
And branded poor Sal as a shirker.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett