EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIFER
Hunder'd'n One—lifer—plays off crazy—forty lashes every Monday.
Up the beach we chased, and dragged out the boat we called our ‘Lifer.’
The djinn was in for a lifer, and was immortal; so thought Challis to himself.
A lifer, an' hasn't a friend in th' woild, but he's happy as th' day's long.
If you stay here, you're a marked man; and when you are found tripping it'll be a lifer for you, at the least.
"'E'll get a lifer, that's a certainty," she observed to the lodgers downstairs when she had left the horror-stricken boy alone.
There is a lifer here in Folsom, Matthew Davies, of old pioneer stock, who is trusty of the scaffold and execution chamber.
They know what a clever lad he is; hell be a lifer: theyll make the Artful nothing less than a lifer.
These cases are virtually hopeless, and are little less pitiable than that of the “lifer” in a prison.
"prisoner serving a life sentence," 1830, from life (n.).