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loser (plural losers)
- A person who loses; one who fails to win or thrive.
- Antonym: winner
- In a two-horse race there is always one winner and one loser.
- He was always a good loser.
- Something of poor quality.
- A person who is frequently unsuccessful in life.
- Synonym: failure
- That guy is a born loser!
- I'm a constant loser in love.
- (derogatory) A contemptible or unfashionable person.
- 2012, Shamrock, Frank; Fleming, “Fatherhood”, in Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter, Chicago Review Press, →ISBN, page 203:
- Mike didn't work but insisted that Jewell have a job. He would stay home and do whatever — smoke pot, screw around. He was a total loser, and she picked up the slack. That's around the time that Mom met her soon-to-be-next husband. He immediately moved in. He was a loser, too, with the same work ethic Mike had.
- One who or that which loses something, such as extra weight, car keys, etc.
- 1999, Medsker, Larry; Jain, Lakhmi C., Recurrent Neural Networks: Design and Applications, →ISBN, page 192:
- Another way to speed search (in general) is to order or bias the hypothesis space based on some heuristic. Suppose you are a habitual car key loser and that you keep track of where your keys turn up after each search.
- 2004, Katona, Marianna S., Tales from the Berlin Wall: Recollections of Frequent Crossings, →ISBN:
- But a West German reporting a lost passport in East Berlin during the years of the Wall was treated to a criminal investigation, with the passport loser as the potential criminal.
- 2005, Greenwood-Robinson, Maggie, The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health and Life, →ISBN:
- 2009, Quinn, Jane Bryant, Making the Most of Your Money Now:
- You're counting on this insurance company to pay you a check many years in the future. But for some companies, disability coverage has been a money loser.
- 2010, Cutting Myself in Half: 150 Pounds Lost, One Byte at a Time, →ISBN, page 109:
- You have to think of yourself as an already amazing person who's hiding behind extra weight—a superhero in a disguise. If you follow the program, […] change the message from “I'm a big loser” to “I'm a big weight loser.”
- (slang) A person convicted of a crime, especially more than once.
- He's a three-time loser doing twenty years.
Terms derived from loser
person who fails to win
something of poor quality
person who is frequently unsuccessful in life
contemptible or unfashionable person
one who loses something
- Hyphenation: lo‧ser
loser m (plural losers)
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