Synonyms for straggler
- slow starter
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRAGGLER
May your straggler justify your odd fancy this time, brother!
Only the straggler or deserter has as few marks as you to show.
The last swift I observed was about the 21st August; it was a straggler.
He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons.
Some thought a straggler had used it as a lodging, and set it on fire in lighting his pipe.
He entered cautiously, fearing a straggler had sought shelter there.
It is a straggler to Oceania and has not been recorded in the Hawaiian Islands.
It is recorded as a straggler to the Caroline and Mariana islands.
Upward they spring, one and all; not one idler or straggler remains behind.
My own servant, who had lost me in the crowd, was arrested as a straggler.
c.1400, "to wander from the proper path, to rove from one's companions," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stragla "to walk laboriously"), or a frequentative of straken "to move, go." Specifically of soldiers from 1520s. Related: Straggled; straggling.