Meaning of scrimshanker in English:


Pronunciation /ˈskrɪmʃaŋkə/


informal British

See scrimshank

‘‘He was a real skiver and scrimshanker, saved by the love of a wonderful woman,’ he said.’
  • ‘I’d campaign to do that, but it sounds like hard work, and I’m a bit of a scrimshanker, a mere ersatz of a campaigner.’
  • ‘If it is necessary to wage wars, the world's strongest nation needs a man with abilities, not a scrimshanker with an IQ of 100 meters farm track.’