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Colloquial names - people

Adjectives
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Jay-walker
a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
Litter-lout
person who tends to drop waste in public areas
fare-dodger
a person who doesn't buy a ticket on public transport
name-dropper
someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
layabout
lazy person
crank
a whimsically eccentric person
slob
a lazy, dirty, untidy person
battle-axe
aggressive, sharp-tempered person
golden boy
successful person
sponger
A person who lives at others' expense
busybody
a person who meddles in the affairs of others
pain in the neck
a bothersome annoying person
rolling stone
someone who doesn't stay in one place for long
tomboy
a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
lone wolf
a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
day-dreamer
someone who indulges in idle or absent-minded daydreaming
dare-devil
a person that takes great risks or is reckless, usually in performing a stunt
slow coach
a person who makes slow progress , slowpoke
tear-away
a reckless and impetuous person
wind-bag
a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
clock-watcher
a worker who leaves exactly at closing time
road-hog
a driver who obstructs others
slave-driver
sb who makes other people work very hard
miser
a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)