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loser

See also: løser

English

The runner in black is the loser.

Pronunciation

Noun

loser (plural losers)

  1. A person who loses; one who fails to win or thrive.
    In a two-horse race there is always one winner and one loser.
    He was always a good loser.
  2. Something of poor quality.
    That dictionary is a loser!
  3. A person who is frequently unsuccessful in life.
    That guy is a born loser!
    I’m a constant loser in love.
  4. (derogatory) A contemptible or unfashionable person.
    That person is a loser!
  5. One who or that which loses something, such as extra weight, car keys, etc.
    • 1999, Larry Medsker, ‎Lakhmi C. Jain, Recurrent Neural Networks: Design and Applications (ISBN 0849371813), page 192:
      Another way to speed search (in general) is to order or bias the hypothesis space based on some heuristic. Suppose you are a habitual car key loser and that you keep track of where your keys turn up after each search.
    • 2004, Marianna S. Katona, Tales from the Berlin Wall: Recollections of Frequent Crossings (ISBN 3833404396):
      But a West German reporting a lost passport in East Berlin during the years of the Wall was treated to a criminal investigation, with the passport loser as the potential criminal.
    • 2005, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health and Life (ISBN 13: 978-1-59486-384-4)
    • 2009, Jane Bryant Quinn, Making the Most of Your Money Now
      You're counting on this insurance company to pay you a check many years in the future. But for some companies, disability coverage has been a money loser.
    • 2010, Cutting Myself in Half: 150 Pounds Lost, One Byte at a Time (ISBN 0757313590), page 109:
      You have to think of yourself as an already amazing person who's hiding behind extra weight—a superhero in a disguise. If you follow the program, [] change the message from “I'm a big loser” to “I'm a big weight loser.”

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  • (person who consistently loses): failure

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowing from English

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: lo‧ser

Noun

loser m (plural losers, diminutive losertje n)

  1. loser

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French

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Etymology

From English loser.

Pronunciation

Noun

loser m (plural losers)

  1. (colloquial) loser



German

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Adjective

loser

  1. strong masculine singular nominative form of lose.
  2. strong feminine singular genitive form of lose.
  3. strong feminine singular dative form of lose.
  4. strong plural genitive form of lose.
  5. mixed masculine singular nominative form of lose.
  6. predicative comparative form of lose.

Norwegian

Noun

loser

  1. indefinite plural of los