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
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.
Capital One Financial was the big loser in this year’s Federal Reserve stress tests, and regulators zeroed in on the bank’s biggest vulnerability.
Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo won Confederations Cup Group A and Chile finished as runner-up in Group B. The winner plays in the championship on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT and the loser plays in the third place game on Sunday at 7 a.m. CT.
Reynolds was a break-glass-in-case-of-an-emergency starter because the Tigers didn't have any rested frontline starters after having to win four games in eight days battling out of the losers' bracket.
The loser, George Bamberger, will become Baltimore's most successful pitching coach (1968 to 1977), when the club wins four Cy Young awards.
The subsidies envisioned by Senate Republicans would create clear winners and losers.
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First Known Use of loser
LOSER Defined for English Language Learners
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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