loser (plural losers)
- A person who loses; one who fails to win or thrive.
- Antonym: winner
- In a two-horse race there is always one winner and one loser.
- He was always a good loser.
- Something of poor quality.
- A person who is frequently unsuccessful in life.
- Synonym: failure
- That guy is a born loser!
- I'm a constant loser in love.
- (derogatory) A contemptible or unfashionable person.
- 2012, Shamrock, Frank; Fleming, “Fatherhood”, in Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter, Chicago Review Press, →ISBN, page 203:
- Mike didn't work but insisted that Jewell have a job. He would stay home and do whatever — smoke pot, screw around. He was a total loser, and she picked up the slack. That's around the time that Mom met her soon-to-be-next husband. He immediately moved in. He was a loser, too, with the same work ethic Mike had.
- One who or that which loses something, such as extra weight, car keys, etc.
- 1999, Medsker, Larry; Jain, Lakhmi C., Recurrent Neural Networks: Design and Applications, →ISBN, 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, Katona, Marianna S., Tales from the Berlin Wall: Recollections of Frequent Crossings, →ISBN:
- 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, Greenwood-Robinson, Maggie, The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health and Life, →ISBN:
- 2009, Quinn, Jane Bryant, 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, 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.”
person who fails to win
person who is frequently unsuccessful in life
contemptible or unfashionable person
one who loses something
- Hyphenation: lo‧ser
loser m (plural losers)
- comparative degree of
- inflection of :