Definition of no-hoper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

no-hoper

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
(informal)
 
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a person or an animal that is considered useless or very unlikely to be successful a team of complete no-hopers An apparent no-hoper won the race at 33–1. They were written off as a bunch of no-hopers.