lifer

noun lif·er \ ˈlī-fər \

Definition of lifer

1 :a person sentenced to imprisonment for life
2 :a person who makes a career of one of the armed forces
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.

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First Known Use of lifer

1827


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lifer

noun

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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