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SLACKADEM

noun; blending and clipping
A student pursuing a social science or liberal arts major who tries to avoid doing any work. (Of course he's got free time; he's just another lazy slackadem.) The coiner of this word was most likely seeking a way to describe a student who never seems to have any work to do because of his or her choice of major. 'Academ' would describe this choice of major, and the addition of 'slack' emphasizes the fact that the student does little work. It is easier to say 'slackadem' rather than 'slacker academ' in casual conversation. The blend also makes it catchy and likely to be spread by other speakers.
 
He's such a slackadem.
Etymology : Blending of slack or slacker and academ, a clipping of academic, referring to the choice of major.
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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