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losing

[loo-zing] /ˈlu zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing or suffering loss.
noun
2.
losings, losses.
Origin of losing
950
before 950; Middle English, Old English; see lose, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
losingly, adverb
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  • The bank pays in ready money every successful stake and sweeps off the losings with wooden instruments, called rateaux (rakes).

  • Frank's luck seemed to have deserted him, but at first his losings were just heavy enough to provoke without alarming him.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums Burt L. Standish
  • I find, on going to tiffin at Jack Apsley's, that Mrs. Jack has heard all about the winnings and losings at the club.

  • They called the game, raked up the winnings, or paid the losings, without changing a muscle of their features.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • His cheek twitched painfully as he thought of the huge amount of his losings to Lablache.

  • But, do you know, there's something running in my head about losings and findings that I've been hearing.

    The Girls and I Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • I can't make money off the losings of my friends, whom I have ruined to make your deal succeed.

    Making Money Owen Johnson
  • I myself, having settled up all my losings at roulette, was a gainer of fifty sovereigns or so.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • A man, said Piper loftily, should take his losings without squealing.

  • Dorothy joined Lady Carlisle before our absence had been noted, and began to banter Fitzpatrick upon his losings.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for losings

losings

/ˈluːzɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
losses, esp money lost in gambling

losing

/ˈluːzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
unprofitable; failing: the business was a losing concern
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Slang definitions & phrases for losings

losing

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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