Lifer



[lahy-fer] /ˈlaɪ fər/

noun, Slang.
1.
a person sentenced to or serving a term of imprisonment.
2.
a person committed to a professional lifetime career in the military.
3.
a person who has devoted a lifetime to a profession, occupation, or pursuit.
4.

/ˈlaɪfə/
noun
1.
(informal) a prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment
n.

“prisoner serving a life sentence,” 1830, from life (n.).

noun

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