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Definition of "loser" []

  • One that fails to win: the losers of the game. (noun)
  • One who takes loss in a specified way: a graceful loser; a poor loser. (noun)
  • One that fails consistently, especially a person with bad luck or poor skills: "losers at home seeking wealth and glory in undeveloped countries” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.) (noun)
  • One that is bad in quality: That book is a real loser. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "loser" in a sentence
  • "Sarah Palin besides being a loser is also a quitter."
  • "Uemployed, without any money or children and driving a beat-up old car, he has the word "loser" written all over him."
  • "Other than Pelosi, every other loser is a Republican or the whole party affiliate."