from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that fails to win.
  • noun A person who takes loss in a specified way.
  • noun A person who is unable to be successful on a sustained basis.
  • noun One that loses opportunities or advantages.
  • noun One that is bad in quality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who loses, or is subjected to loss; one who fails to win, gain, or keep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who loses.
  • noun slang A person who is habitually unsuccessful at some endeavor, such as employment or personal relationships.
  • noun slang A plan or strategy unlikely to succeed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who fails to win.
  • noun Someone who loses in a specified manner.
  • noun Someone with bad luck or poor skills who consistently loses.
  • noun Something of poor quality.
  • noun A person of unhappy circumstances.
  • noun derogatory A contemptible or unfashionable person.
  • noun Someone that has lost weight. (a recent term, originally from Kelloggs, but now has come from NBC show "The Biggest Loser")

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

  • noun a gambler who loses a bet
  • noun a contestant who loses the contest
  • noun a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently


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  • "Soy un perdedor

    I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?"

    January 10, 2007