idler idler  /ˈaɪ də lər/


  • (n) person who does no work



  1. To add a town-square touch, he designed sidewalk cafes, planted trees, and put benches beneath them for the tired shopper or any idler who wanted to stop for a gossip.
  2. But Illinois' Paul Douglas and Michigan's Homer Ferguson doggedly went on setting their small snares for the bureaucratic idler and the freehanded spender.
  3. Carousel sentimentalizes the redemptive power of parenthood for Billy, a pettish, self-pitying idler and punk whom Hayden plays with an early-Brando sneer.


  • 50TH Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Idler

    Terry and Norma Idler, of Rockaway Township, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married June 19, 1963 in Irvington.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Record


  1. Two hundred-fifty years ago, Samuel Johnson wrote, "Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler."
    on Aug 13, 2006 By: Samuel Johnson Source: CBS News

  2. Clark's grandparents had made their pile in trade and became part of the idle rich ("Some were richer, but none were idler," as his distinguished father, Kenneth, wrote).
    on Jan 11, 2004 By: Kenneth Clark Source:

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