Definition of loiter:
fritter away time, hover, goof, amble, waste time, laze, lounge, lollygag, ambush, shilly-shally, industrious, arse around, ramble, loll, idle, hang out, lounge about, lounge around, dally, trail, lie in wait, procrastinate, linger idly, putter, diddle, linger, lag, laze along, bum around, frig around, ambuscade, hang around, bum, loll around, scupper, traipse, mill about, procrastinate, lurk, stroll, bushwhack, wait, loaf, lag, waste one's time, trail, idle, flag, goldbrick, dally, shuffle, shirk, mill around, dillydally, bum about, tarry, mill, pass time in idleness, skulk, lallygag, footle, saunter, shamble, hang back, pause, slacken, arse about, dilly-dally, fast, mess about, waylay.
I could see no signs of Kicq as I got out, and not caring to loiter about too much on the platform I went through the barrier and waited about in the main hall, through which he would have to pass to leave the station.- "The Escaping Club", A. J. Evans.
- "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
If you say to yourself, when it is time you should begin, " I will not loiter, but immediately set about my work or study," you will find in the very act and determination a help and strength, and pleasure even, which you can never imagine before you have experienced it.- "Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls", Helen Ekin Starrett.