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Meaning of MALINGERER

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
 

MALINGERER is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: shammer, skulker
 
 See Also: shirker, slacker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma*lin"ger*er\, n. [F. malingre sickly, weakly,
prob. from mal ill + OF. heingre, haingre, thin, lean,
infirm, fr. L. aeger.]
In the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who
induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his
duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by
pretending illness or inability.

 
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