lo·​sel ˈlō-zəl How to pronounce losel (audio)
: a worthless person

Word History


Middle English, from losen (past participle of lesen to lose), alteration of loren — more at lorn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of losel was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Losel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/losel. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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