Definition of loner
: one that avoids others; especially : individualist
Examples of loner in a Sentence
The killer was a loner with no friends.
that guy in tech support is a loner, and never wants to hang out with the rest of us
Recent Examples of loner from the Web
Vincent N Roxxy Romance meets crime as Zoe Kravitz and Emile Hirsch play a rebel and a small-town loner on the run after a violent incident brings them together but also causes a tragic ending.
One thing The Times gets right in this profile is that Kennedy is a bit of loner and has an independent streak.
The Princess Bride's Cary Elwes provides the voice of the Bard, a loner whose primary quest is to sponge food and lodging off gullible townsfolk.
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First Known Use of loner
LONER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loner for English Language Learners
: a person who is often alone or who likes to be alone
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