[loo-zer] /ˈlu zər/
a person, team, nation, etc., that loses:
The visiting team was the loser in the series.
Slang. a misfit, especially someone who has never or seldom been successful at a job, personal relationship, etc.
a person or thing that loses
a person or thing that seems destined to be taken advantage of, fail, etc: a born loser
(bridge) a card that will not take a trick
mid-14c., “a destroyer,” agent noun from lose (v.). Sense of “one who suffers loss” is from 1540s; meaning “horse that loses a race” is from 1902; “convicted criminal” is from 1912; “hapless person” is 1955 student slang.
(also born loser) A person or thing that fails, esp habitually; bust, dud, lemon, nonstarter (1950s+ Students)
: I don’t want them to think I’m losered out
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 under finders, keepers
[looz] /luz/ verb (used with object), lost, losing. 1. to come to be without (something in one’s possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I’m sure I’ve merely misplaced my hat, not lost it. 2. to fail inadvertently to retain (something) in such a way […]
- Lose sight of
Overlook, fail to take into account, as in We must not lose sight of our main objective, or Beverly never lost sight of her humble beginnings. This metaphoric expression alludes to physical sight. [ Early 1700s ] For an antonym, see bear in mind
- Lord chamberlain
noun 1. (in Britain) the chief official of the royal household
noun 1. a yellow layer cake, using only the yolks of eggs and having a fruit-nut filling consisting of pecans, almonds, maraschino cherries, and macaroon crumbs. noun a three-layer yellow cake with a filling of chopped nuts and macaroons and maraschino cherries, then covered with a fluffy white frosting; cf. Lady Baltimore cake See Lady […]