Definitions

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  • n. One who hopes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hopes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who hopes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who hopes

Etymologies

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hope +‎ -er

Examples

  • The recent maneuverings resulting in getting rid of incompetent Josefa Iloilo to make way of useless Epeli Nailatikau and news that liumuri, veivolitaki Epeli Mataitini or no hoper Tui Wei Talemo maybe in the running for VP post.

    Global Voices in English » Fiji: President announces retirement

  • If you are a dreamer, come in/ If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer/ If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin/ Come in!

    TED 2011 round up: The most inspiring ideas from the festival

  • The 1980s and 90s were a golden age: With football suffering from an image problem, mostly because of hooliganism and stadium disasters, snooker's popularity soared, peaking wiith the 1985 world championship final between Steve Davis, the sport's dominant player, and Dennis Taylor, who'd entered the tournament as an apparent no-hoper.

    Snooker Faces the Grim Reaper

  • Clay is a professional bloat, eyes empty and drained of any serious intent, a drinking no-hoper, a writer who has not a single worthwhile thought in his head and whose sole interest is his needy, middle-age fixation on Rain, a one-dimensional sexpot.

    Zero Progress

  • Since it first aired in 2004, audiences have primarily been drawn to The X Factor for the entertainment value to be had from watching the most disastrous auditions: the tone-deaf no-hoper who performs an acoustic version of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean accompanied on the spoons, for instance, or the mother-and-daughter duo with an inexplicable faith in their non-existent singing abilities.

    Cheryl Cole's favourite designers are the real winners of X Factor

  • He was a talentless no-hoper convinced he was headed for, or had alreadyhit, the big time.

    Frank Sidebottom ... 'He'd have died to be in the charts'

  • But hopes and dreams are a powerful motivator and not many in this country can claim to be here without the first brave steps of a hoper and a dreamer and an immigrant.

    Youth Radio -- Youth Media International: Government To Blame For KSU Student Immigration Mess

  • Now listen to the painful snippiness of mayoral no hoper Brian Paddick on Boris Johnson.

    Dirty Paddick

  • The fighter on which Rocky was patterned was a fellow named Chuck Wepner, aka the Bayonne Bleeder, a no-hoper heavyweight who got a fight with Mohammed Ali in 1975, and got the stuffings pounded out of him.

    Medal Finalists Announced

  • He had paid a fortune for a well-grown aristocratic yearling and he had received instead a spindly no-hoper with a weak neck.

    The Elvis Latte

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