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Loafers

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Tramps, thieves, and the neʹer-do-well. Idle fellows who get their living by expedients; chevaliers dʹindustrie. (German, läufer, a runner; Dutch, looper.)

“Until the differentiation of the labourer from the loafer takes place, the unemployed question can never be properly dealt with.”—Nineteenth Century, December, 1893, p. 855.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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