Definitions

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  • n. A person who does not have the ability to use computers.
  • n. A user (especially in IRC) who disobeys the rules of the servers that he or she is using and usually resorts to disruptive or offensive behavior/behaviour.

Etymologies

Blend of loser and user, or of local and user (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

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  • But Wikipedia goes on to say: 'It is a portmanteau of "loser" and "user" and is usually pronounced "loser".'

    But I guess if it were being used in the sense of the command "/lusers" list users then you would pronounce it with the el distinct from the user part.

    I've never heard it used (or if I have, I've probably assumed the IT guy was calling the person a regular "loser"), but I assumed it would be pronounced the same as loser. But then, for a long time I thought SQL was pronounced "sequel", which apparently is ok, but not the official thing: /ɛskju�?ˈɛl /

    November 10, 2008

  • Whenever I've heard this used in speech, it's actually pronounced "lyuser" (as if adding an L before "user") and not "loser." Or sometimes with a pause, as "l'user."

    August 12, 2008

  • From Wikipedia: a luser (sometimes expanded to local user; also luzer or luzzer) is a painfully annoying, stupid, or irritating computer user.

    August 12, 2008