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Definition of loser noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who is defeated in a competition winners and losers He's a good/bad loser (= he accepts defeat well/badly).
  2. 2a person who is regularly unsuccessful, especially when you have a low opinion of them She's one of life's losers. He's a born loser.
  3. 3a person who suffers because of a particular action, decision, etc. The real losers in all of this are the students.
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