The adjective slouchy usually describes clothing that fits in a loose, unstructured way, like your favorite slouchy sweatshirt or the slouchy socks you wear to bed.

You can describe people with stooped postures as slouchy: "The substitute teacher nervously entered the classroom full of slouchy teenagers." But it's far more common to talk about slouchy boots or a slouchy, hand-knit sweater. Slouchy comes from the noun slouch, which has a Scandinavian root and meant "lazy man" before it came to mean "stooping of the head and shoulders" as well.

Definitions of slouchy

adj lacking stiffness in form or posture

“a slouchy sweater”
not neat and tidy

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