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Meaning of LOSER

Pronunciation:  'loozur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gambler who loses a bet
  2. [n]  a contestant who loses the contest
  3. [n]  a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

LOSER is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: also-ran, failure, nonstarter, unsuccessful person
 Antonyms: achiever, succeeder, success, victor, winner
 See Also: bankrupt, contestant, dud, flash in the pan, flop, gambler, insolvent, underdog, unfortunate, unfortunate person, washout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Los"er\, n.
One who loses. --South.

Computing Dictionary

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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Thesaurus Terms
 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