loiter loiter  /ˈlɔ ɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (v) be about

Usage(s):

  1. Young men with crew cuts still loiter in bars, fondling Filipina and Russian women, or paying for lap dances.
  2. He is met by Scots Canniness: the wandering eye, the mislaid wallet, the pensive loiter, the unprevented calamity.
  3. I have to point out that our two Apaches did not loiter over our crash to protect me.

News

  1. ACLU files lawsuit over Flagstaff panhandling arrests

    The attempt by Flagstaff police to get transient alcoholics off the streets early in the day by arresting them on panhandling or loitering charges has run into a legal challenge.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Sun

  2. ACLU sues Flagstaff over arrests of street alcoholics

    The attempt by Flagstaff police to get street alcoholics off the streets early in the day while they are still sober by arresting them on panhandling or loitering charges has run into a legal challenge.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Sun

Quotes

  1. "Unmanned systems cost much less and offer greater loiter times than their manned counterparts, making them ideal for many of today's tasks," Gates told Air War College graduates last month.
    on May 23, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: CNN

  2. "The upside of a bigger bomb is : you might get by with one attack rather than two," Pape said. "Then you don't have to loiter over the target."
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Robert Pape Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "A clear signal must be sent that this is not a place to loiter," Golding said.
    on Nov 21, 2008 By: Bruce Golding Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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