Definition of loser
1 : a person or thing that loses especially consistently The team had a reputation for being a loser year after year.
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
The team had a reputation for being a loser year after year.
The loser of the bet has to buy drinks for the winner.
Whoever benefits from the new government programs, the real loser will be the American taxpayer.
That guy is a born loser.
Recent Examples of loser from the Web
Here was a left-hander who would transform from dominant to hard-luck loser on a warm evening at Kauffman Stadium.
Hector Guance (1-2), the Aberdeen starter and loser, pitched two and two-third innings, allowing four hits, three walks and six earned runs.
Who wants to marry a loser? Japanese marriages are surely the least fulfilling in the rich world.
So successful that redistricting has become the key tool in elections all over the country, resulting in a presidential election in which the winner received three million less votes than the loser.
Liars and losers The Horton Bay, Michigan, July 4th parade sometimes pays homage to Ernest Hemingway with fun takeoffs on some of his book titles.
These are today's winners and losers from the S&P 500.
Among the relatively few losers last quarter were funds that focus on oil and other commodities.
The loser has to wear a diaper and suck on a baby bottle.
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First Known Use of 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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