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winner

[win-er] /ˈwɪn ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that wins; victor.
Idioms
2.
winner take all, a situation or outcome whereby the winner receives all the prizes or rewards.
Origin of winner
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see win1, -er1
Related forms
nonwinner, noun
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  • Its only a thousand and the gold cup for the winner of the hundred mile race.

  • The distance was 150 kilometres equivalent to 94 miles, and the winner's time of 1h.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • Matt crossed the tape a winner by fifteen feet and Prescott put its head in its hands and groaned.

  • Here were written names, and among them, "Creon, son of the Olympic winner Menon."

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • And then the honour of being the winner is just as much prized by them as it has ever been in more highly favoured lands.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young
British Dictionary definitions for winner

winner

/ˈwɪnə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that wins
2.
(informal) a person or thing that seems sure to win or succeed
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Word Origin and History for winner
n.

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

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

winkie

noun

  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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