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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOSER

The company proceed to play at faro, the bank being the loser.

I am a loser also; the forfeit money bequeathed to me is gone.

It seemed he couldn't lose, and he was as unpleasant a winner as he was a loser.

Running a race with that old man in the box which can find a loser first.

I––I have not seen what was before me, and I shall always be the loser.

He played a little, but it was notorious that he was ever a loser.

I purpose that you will not be a loser by me, and will make it all that my poor talents can do.

"You 'll be a loser too, sir, by all accounts," added Heffernan.

A person at the old peer's left hand is likely to be a loser.

Jones saw that in a battle with great guns he was sure to be the loser.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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nounobnoxious stupid person
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.