losing

adjective
los·​ing | \ ˈlü-ziŋ How to pronounce losing (audio) \

Definition of losing

1 : resulting in or likely to result in defeat a losing battle a losing poker hand
2 : marked by many losses or more losses than wins a losing streak a losing record

First Known Use of losing

1519, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of losing was in 1519

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