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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from German landläufer 'homeless person who moves from place to place', from land 'land' + läufer 'runner'

loafer

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
loaf‧er [countable]
1DCC Loafer trademark a flat leather shoe that does not need to be fastened onto your foot
2 someone who is lazy and does nothing when they should be working

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