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to feign injury or illness in order to avoid one's occupational work
Henry: Where is Joe today? I can't believe I'm stuck covering one of his classes.

Eric: He's probably malingering...
by King of Inland August 24, 2008
A person who fakes an illness or injury to get out of work. Who is commonly know for screwing over his or her brothers so they have to work more overtime.
Member of the fire department who is malingering is also a load. I have to wax my car but to hell with riding a fire truck.
by Fire Dept Management June 21, 2007