Meaning of “loiter” in the English Dictionary

"loiter" in British English

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loiterverb [ I ]

uk /ˈlɔɪ.tər/ us /ˈlɔɪ.t̬ɚ/
loiterer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈlɔɪ.tər.ər/ us /ˈlɔɪ.t̬ɚ.ɚ/

(Definition of “loiter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loiter" in American English

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loiterverb [ I ]

us /ˈlɔɪ·t̬ər/

to stay in a public place without an obvious reason to be there:

A group of teenagers were loitering outside the store.
loitering
noun [ U ] us /ˈlɔɪ·t̬ər·ɪŋ/

He was arrested for loitering.

(Definition of “loiter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)