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Word of the Day 12/30/17 Malinger

Malinger (verb)
malinger [muh-ling-ger]
(previously 03-21-13)

verb used without object
to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.

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Origin: 1810–20; < French malingre sickly, ailing, equivalent to mal- mal- + Old French heingre haggard (perhaps < Gmc)


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