Definition of lifer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlaɪfə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪfər//
(informal) Prison
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a person who has been sent to prison for their whole life There are many more lifers in jail than there used to be. See related entries: Prison
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lifer