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loser

noun [C] uk   /ˈluː.zər/  us   /-zɚ/

loser noun [C] (DOES NOT WIN)

a person or team that does not win a game or competition: The losers of both games will play each other for third place. He's a good/bad loser (= he behaves well/badly when he is defeated).

loser noun [C] (IS NOT SUCCESSFUL)

informal a person who is always unsuccessful at everything they do: He's a born loser.

loser noun [C] (GETS WORSE)

someone or something that is in a worse position or has less value at the end of a process: The latest price increases mean that the real loser, as usual, is the consumer. On the London Stock Exchange, losers beat gainers 1,353 to 823.
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