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[win-er] /ˈwɪn ər/
a person or thing that wins; victor.
winner take all, a situation or outcome whereby the winner receives all the prizes or rewards.
Origin of winner
1325-75; Middle English; see win, -er1
Related forms
nonwinner, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for winner
  • Most of them, including the winner, wore only a breech-clout and were decked with feathers.
  • However younger he be, however stronger, he tamely suffers himself to be bound and sold by the winner.
  • winner is responsible for all federal, state and local income taxes, if applicable.
  • In my humble opinion, vanilla is going to be the real winner.
  • And the winner of our wiliest squirrel contest is.
  • The winner is the book that takes the longest time to fall apart.
  • They are only enlivened by technical hitches and the occasional political rant by a drunken winner.
  • If these obstacles can be overcome, then the biggest winner will be the patient.
  • The winner establishes a record that others have to break.
  • At that time, readers can vote online for one readers' choice winner.
British Dictionary definitions for winner


a person or thing that wins
(informal) a person or thing that seems sure to win or succeed
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Word Origin and History for winner

mid-14c., agent noun from win (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for winner


  1. (also winky, winkle) The penis: Had Kaufman discovered a bump on his winkie, he probably would have shared that with us, too (1970s+)
  2. (also winker) The vulva (1916+)

[both the penis and vulva have been likened to eyes: upright wink is recorded as a fanciful term for the vulva, and one-eyed snake for the penis]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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