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Nov. 13th 2008 - Malinger

ma·lin·ger [ mə líng gər ]
(past and past participle ma·lin·gered, present participle ma·lin·ger·ing, 3rd person present singular ma·lin·gers)

intransitive verb

Definition:
feign illness: to pretend to be ill, especially in order to avoid work

[Late 18th century. < French malingre "sickly"]

ma·lin·ger·er noun

Example:
nerdfury emailed me to say he was sick and needed a substitute poster for today. Really, I think he is just malingering, probably out drinking and wrestling crocodiles. Come on, we know Australians don't get sick!
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