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Slacker-stoner

adjective; compounding
Characteristic of or involving persons who slack and smoke marijuana (‘a slacker-stoner comedy’) Centres around persons who are slackers and stoners; characteristic of or involving much slacking and marijuana smoking. The affix –ER on SLACK is used to mean ‘person or thing acting or causing’, so in this case, a person slacking. A similar construction is made with –ER and STONE for STONER: one who gets STONED, i.e. one who smokes marijuana excessively. Colourfully compact and descriptive way to describe the genre of movies that include Harold & Kumar go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car. The alliteration gives the term additional poignancy.
 
Used to describe the genre in which the film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is placed.
Etymology : from roots SLACK and STONE, the latter meaning to “smoke marijuana” and with affixes –ER as the person who does such actions
Source : A.O. Scott review in the New York Times, July 24, 2004
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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