lifer

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noun lif·er \ˈlī-fər\

Definition of lifer

  1. 1 :  a person sentenced to imprisonment for life

  2. 2 :  a person who makes a career of one of the armed forces

  3. 3 :  a person who has made a lifelong commitment (as to a way of life)

Examples of lifer in a sentence

  1. He was a lifer at the factory.

1827

First Known Use of lifer

1827


LIFER Defined for English Language Learners

lifer

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noun lif·er \ˈlī-fər\

Definition of lifer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who spends an entire career in the same job

  • : a criminal who has been sentenced to spend the rest of his or her life in prison

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