lifer

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lifer (plural lifers)

  1. A prisoner sentenced to life in prison.
  2. A prisoner sentenced to transportation for life.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dickens, Oliver Twist to this entry?)
  3. A person who makes a career in the military.
  4. A bird species seen for the first time by a birder who is keeping a list of all the birds he or she has ever seen.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *librō, Cognate with Old Saxon levara (Dutch lever), Old High German lebara (German Leber), Old Norse lifr (Swedish lever).

Noun[edit]

lifer f

  1. liver (interior organ)

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