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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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see win, -er1
Related forms
nonwinner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for winner take all

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 take all

winner

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for winner take all

winner

noun

A very promising and successful person or thing; hot shot: Your new poem is a winner/ Hire this guy, he looks like a winner/ That passing shot was a winner


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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