malingering malingering


  • (n) evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated


  1. By malingering was I admitted twice to this Soldiers' Home.
  2. Swiss doctors said he was malingering and sent him back to work.


  • PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Bronx Bombers — Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    What brought on Yogi's ultimate dream-team dream was more of a foul ball than a spicy meatball. It's the summer of '77, and he's had a bad day at work trying to reconcile volatile manager Billy Martin, with the star right-fielder he threw out of the game for "malingering," Reggie Jackson.
    on February 9, 2014     Source: Playbill

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