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LOSER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does loser mean? 

LOSER (noun)
  The noun LOSER has 3 senses:

1. a contestant who loses the contest
2. a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
3. a gambler who loses a bet

  Familiarity information: LOSER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOSER (noun)


Sense 1loser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contestant who loses the contest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

also-ran; loser

Hypernyms ("loser" is a kind of...):

contestant (a person who participates in competitions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "loser"):

old maid (the loser in a game of old maid)

Antonym:

winner (the contestant who wins the contest)


Sense 2loser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

nonstarter; unsuccessful person; loser; failure

Hypernyms ("loser" is a kind of...):

unfortunate; unfortunate person (a person who suffers misfortune)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "loser"):

bankrupt; insolvent (someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts)

flash in the pan (someone who enjoys transient success but then fails)

dud; flop; washout (someone who is unsuccessful)

underdog (one at a disadvantage and expected to lose)

Antonym:

achiever (a person with a record of successes)


Sense 3loser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gambler who loses a bet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("loser" is a kind of...):

gambler (a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events)

Antonym:

winner (a gambler who wins a bet)


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