loser

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noun los·er \ˈlü-zər\

Definition of loser

  1. 1 :  a person or thing that loses especially consistently The team had a reputation for being a loser year after year.

  2. 2 :  a person who is incompetent or unable to succeed Don't waste your time on that loser.; also :  something doomed to fail or disappoint his position is a loser politically — Fred Barnes

Examples of loser in a Sentence

  1. The team had a reputation for being a loser year after year.

  2. The loser of the bet has to buy drinks for the winner.

  3. Whoever benefits from the new government programs, the real loser will be the American taxpayer.

  4. That guy is a born loser.

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LOSER Defined for English Language Learners

loser

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Definition of loser for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that loses a game, contest, etc.

  • : someone who is harmed or put in a worse position as the result of something

  • : a person who is not successful, attractive, etc.



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