Etymology
Advertisement

slacker (n.)

popularized 1994, but the meaning "person who shirks work" dates to 1897; agent noun from slack (v.). In early use also slackster (1901). Compare Old English sleacornes "laziness," which is not, however, an agent noun. Related: Slackerly; slackerish.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of slacker

slacker (n.)
a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime);
Synonyms: shirker
From wordnet.princeton.edu