[ UK /ʃˈɜːkɐ/ ]
  1. a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
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How To Use shirker In A Sentence

  • Whatever the detail of the debates over incapacity benefit, there is no doubt that his sympathies do not lie with those he would consider shirkers.
  • To quit is to prove oneself a coward, a shirker, a person of limited character — let's face it, a loser. Times, Sunday Times
  • Whatever may be said henceforward of these "golden lads" of ours, "shirker" and "loafer" they can never be called again. England's Effort: Letters to an American Friend
  • I'd rather just loudly insist that people who favor war go fight in it themselves or be damned as showboaters and shirkers.
  • In it, they are shown as shirkers and complainers, often sinning against their own God and His law.
  • To stand for the shirkers, stand strong in their place.
  • Anyone who believes that unions serve a function in this day and age is a lazy, good-for-nothing, shiftless shirker.
  • This captain of whom I speak was a padded shape -- shirker from the front line -- a parader of his uniform before women. The Day of the Beast
  • Also, the author of the majority opinion is not exactly known as a shirker on such issues, and she apparently didn’t see any point in bringing it up. The Volokh Conspiracy » When One Federal Agency Sues Another:
  • Instead, they should be calling him the worst kind of shirker, someone so un-American maybe Congresswoman Bachmann should be investigating him. David M. Abromowitz: The Plumber Can't Fix the Leaks
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