Loafing
Loaf Loaf, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loafed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loafing}.] [G. laufen to run, Prov. G. loofen. See {Leap}.] To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about. `` Loafing vagabonds.'' --W. Black. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • loafing — Idling; avoiding work; loitering. See vagrancy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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