sore loser

Definition of sore loser

:a person who becomes very upset or angry when he or she loses a game, contest, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

sore play
  1. : causing emotional pain or distress

  2. : physically tender (as from overuse or injury) : feeling or affected by pain : achy

  3. : attended by difficulties, hardship, or exertion

  1. : a localized sore spot on the body

  2. : a source of pain or vexation : affliction

  1. : sorely

loser play
  1. : a person or thing that loses especially consistently

  2. : a person who is incompetent or unable to succeed


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