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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: malingre 'sick', from Old French mal 'badly' + haingre 'thin, weak'

malinger

verb
     
ma‧lin‧ger [intransitive usually in progressive]
to avoid work by pretending to be ill:
He accused Frank of malingering.
malingerer noun [countable]

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