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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch loteren 'to be loose'

loiter

verb
     
loi‧ter [intransitive]
1 to stand or wait somewhere, especially in a public place, without any clear reason [= hang about, hang around]:
Five or six teenagers were loitering in front of the newsagent's.
2 to move or do something slowly, or to keep stopping when you should keep moving

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