Definitions

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  • n. One who is not a winner; a loser or runner-up.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ winner

Examples

  • The election is over, and though your candidate might be what OSU advertising professor Roy Kelsey calls a "nonwinner," that's no reason to make a rash decision to move to Canada or another foreign country.

    Comments for The Daily O'Collegian

  • Berkowitz wasn't the only nonwinner with a cheering section.

    Your Take on Morningstar's Fund Managers of the Year - Yahoo! Finance

  • Online daily deals leader Groupon GRPN dealt up a nonwinner with its first quarterly financial report following its November initial public offering.

  • The prize's literary director Ion Trewin called Bainbridge a "very gracious nonwinner" and said Tuesday that while she may have been the "eternal Booker Bridesmaid," at least Master Georgie had become a "Booker Bride."

    The Seattle Times

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