- The definition of a loser is a person who is defeated or disadvantaged, is habitually failing or who is considered unpopular.
- A person who comes in last in a race is an example of a loser.
- A person who suffers the most as a result of a political move to raise taxes is an example of a loser.
- A person who has bad luck in life, who is unsuccessful and unpopular is an example of a loser.
loser definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- one that loses
- Informal one that seems doomed to lose; esp., an ineffectual person who habitually fails or is easily victimized
- a person who reacts to loss or defeat in a specified way: a poor loser
- Slang a person who has been imprisoned for crime a (specified) number of times: a three-time loser
loser definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. One that fails to win: the losers of the game.b. One who takes loss in a specified way: a graceful loser; a poor loser.
- a. One that fails consistently, especially a person with bad luck or poor skills: “losers at home seeking wealth and glory in undeveloped countries” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)b. One that is bad in quality: That book is a real loser.
loser - Investment & Finance Definition
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A security that has fallen in price during a specified period. Compare gainer.
loser - Phrases/Idioms
see under finders, keepers.