What does the word loiter mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To linger idly; lag.

Usage examples for loiter

  1. " Who are you who loiter here, and for what purpose do you lurk? – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  2. When I reached the ancient capital of the world, I possessed only seven paoli, and consequently I did not loiter about. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. For a couple of hours did he loiter irresolutely, ever hoping that chance might help him. – Will Warburton by George Gissing