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Meaning of LOSER

Pronunciation:  'loozur

Matching Terms:  lose, lose it, lose weight, losel, losenger, losengerie

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An unexpectedly bad situation, program, programmer, or person. Someone who habitually loses. (Even winners can lose occasionally). Someone who knows not and knows not that he knows not. Emphatic forms are "real loser", "total loser", and "complete loser" (but not **"moby loser", which would be a contradiction in terms).

See luser.

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 Related Terms: also-ran, bankrupt, bomb, booby, bummer, bust, clinker, con, defeatee, duck, dud, failure, fall guy, false alarm, fiasco, flop, game loser, good loser, good sport, hardcase, hard-luck guy, jailbird, lag, lemon, misfit, nebbish, poor unfortunate, sad sack, schlemiel, schlimazel, sport, stooge, sure loser, the vanquished, underdog, unfortunate, victim, washout