Sluggard vs Slacker - What's the difference?
As a noun sluggard
is a person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit.
As a verb slacker is
A person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit.
A person slow to begin necessary work, a slothful person.
A fearful or cowardly person, a poltroon.
* See also
One who procrastinates or is lazy.
A person lacking a sense of direction in life; an underachiever.
A person who seeks to avoid military service.
* 1918 September 10, New York Times ,
"Take Slackers into Army",
* 1943 September 29, New York Times ,
- [S]everal hundred prisoners captured in North Jersey slacker raids last week and sent to this camp are being Inducted into military service today...
"Wheeler assails Bureau 'Slackers'",
(very rare) A user of the Slackware Linux operating system.
* 1996 August 15, stephen benson,
- Senator Burton K. Wheeler opened his fight in the Senate today..., raising the cry of "slackers " against deferred workers in Government establishments and industry.
"Re: How broken is Infomagic's Redhat linux?", comp.os.linux.setup, Usenet ,
* 2002 January 15, Josh,
- I'm a slacker from way back btw
"Re: slackware installation issue", comp.os.linux, Usenet ,
* 2007 May 16, Dan C,
- Hope you become a happy slacker .
"Re: Distro Poll, what do you use?", alt.os.linux, Usenet ,
A member of a certain 1990s subculture associated with Generation X.
- Any real Slacker would know better than to top-post, AND post a bunch of HTML-crap to boot. You're not worthy.