loner

noun lon·er \ ˈlō-nər \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of loner

: one that avoids others; especially : individualist

Examples of loner in a Sentence

  1. The killer was a loner with no friends.

  2. that guy in tech support is a loner, and never wants to hang out with the rest of us

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First Known Use of loner

1947

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LONER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of loner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is often alone or who likes to be alone



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