malinger ma‧lin‧ger [məˈlɪŋgə ǁ -ər] verb [intransitive]
to avoid work by pretending to be ill:

• We need to discourage employees from malingering but provide help for those who are genuinely sick.

— malingerer noun [countable]

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malingerer UK US /məˈlɪŋɡər/ noun [C]
HR a person who pretends to be ill, in order to avoid having to work: »

The article gives advice to HR managers on how to deal successfully with malingerers.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • malingerer — n. A person who malingers. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. malingerer in military law …   Law dictionary

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  • malingerer — [n] slacker dodger, goof off, idler, loafer, shirker; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • malingerer — malinger ► VERB ▪ exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work. DERIVATIVES malingerer noun. ORIGIN from French malingre weak, sickly …   English terms dictionary

  • malingerer — noun see malinger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malingerer — See malinger. * * * …   Universalium

  • malingerer — noun A person who malingers. Syn: goldbrick, one of his majestys bad bargains …   Wiktionary

  • malingerer — One who engages in malingering. * * * ma·lin·ger·er ər n an individual who malingers * * * ma·lin·ger·er (mə lingґər ər) [Fr. malingre sickly] an individual who is guilty of malingering …   Medical dictionary

  • malingerer — Synonyms and related words: blagueur, bluff, bluffer, bungler, charlatan, clock watcher, disregarder, dodger, eye servant, fake, faker, fourflusher, fraud, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, humbug, idler, ignorer, impersonator, impostor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • malingerer — Canadian Slang Slang for a soldier who constantly uses the MIR to avoid work. See Sick, Lame and Lazy …   English dialects glossary

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