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[noh-hoh-per] /ˈnoʊˈhoʊ pər/

a useless person from whom nothing can be expected.
(informal) a useless person; failure


A person who has no hope of success: Stand-ins are the film industry’s no-hopers, the ones who never made it

[1957+; found in Australian racing slang by 1943 as ”a horse with no hope of winning”]


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