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no-hoper

[noh-hoh-per] /ˈnoʊˈhoʊ pər/
noun
1.
a useless person from whom nothing can be expected.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; no hope + -er1
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Examples for no-hoper
  • In a general election, such a strategy is a no-hoper.
British Dictionary definitions for no-hoper

no-hoper

noun
1.
(informal) a useless person; failure
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Slang definitions & phrases for no-hoper

no-hoper

noun

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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