Meaning of “malinger” in the English Dictionary

"malinger" in British English

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malingerverb [ I ]

uk /məˈlɪŋ.ɡər/ us /məˈlɪŋ.ɡɚ/ disapproving
malingerer
noun [ C ] uk /məˈlɪŋ.ɡər.ər/ us /məˈlɪŋ.ɡɚ.ɚ/

I'm sure she thinks I'm a malingerer.

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

"malinger" in Business English

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malingerverb [ I ]

uk /məˈlɪŋɡər/ us

HR to pretend to be ill in order to avoid having to work:

They weren't sure if she was really ill, or just malingering.
As private investigators, we can help businesses identify dishonest and malingering employees.

(Definition of “malinger” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)