[laws-mey-ker, los‐] /ˈlɔsˌmeɪ kər, ˈlɒs‐/

noun, Chiefly British.
a business that consistently operates at a .
(Brit) unprofitable; losing money
(Brit) an organization, industry, or enterprise that consistently fails to make a profit


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