[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 luser.
[Jargon File]
see under finders, keepers


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