finders keepers (losers weepers)

Definition of finders keepers (losers weepers)

used especially in children's speech to say that a person can keep what he or she has found and does not need to give it back to the person who has lost it

Word by Word Definitions

finder play finders
  1. : one that finds

  2. : a small astronomical telescope of low power and wide field attached to a larger telescope for finding an object

  3. : viewfinder

keeper play keepers
  1. : one that keeps: such as

  2. : protector

  3. : gamekeeper

loser play losers
  1. : a person or thing that loses especially consistently

  2. : a person who is incompetent or unable to succeed

weeper play weepers
  1. : one that weeps

  2. : a professional mourner

  3. : a small statue of a figure in mourning on a funeral monument


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