losers

loser

[loo-zer]
noun
1.
a person, team, nation, etc., that loses: The visiting team was the loser in the series.
2.
Informal.
a.
a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or, especially, a felony: a two-time loser.
b.
a person who has failed at a particular activity: a loser at marriage.
c.
someone or something that is marked by consistently or thoroughly bad quality, performance, etc.: Don't bother to see that film, it's a real loser.
3.
Slang. a misfit, especially someone who has never or seldom been successful at a job, personal relationship, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English losere destroyer; see lose, -er1

nonloser, noun
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loser (ˈluːzə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that loses
2.  a person or thing that seems destined to be taken advantage of, fail, etc: a born loser
3.  bridge a card that will not take a trick

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loser
"a destroyer," mid-14c., from lose (q.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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