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Slackademic

noun Word used to refer to a person.; blending Slack+Academic
A "slackademic" is a person who takes an unreasonably long time to graduate college. This terms blends the adjective "slack" as in the sense of "lax" or "lazy" with the adjective "academic" as in "relating to education" to describe a person who is lazy in school.
 
"If it takes me more than four years to graduate, people will probably call me a slackademic."
Etymology : "Slack" comes from the Old English word "slæc" meaning "lax, characterized by lack of energy, sluggish", which comes from the from Proto-Germanic word "slakas", which ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European root "(s)leg-" meaning "to be slack". "Academic" is from the 1580s, meaning "relating to an academy," from the Latin word "academicus" meaning "of the Academy," which comes from Latin "academia". Originally, the "academia" comes from the Greek word "Akademeia" meaning "grove of Akademos". According to legend the "grove of Akademos" is where Plato taught his students.
Source : Roommate. November 22nd 2013.
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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