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English definition of “loser”

loser

noun [C]     /ˈluːzər/
NOT WINNING someone who does not win a game or competition: The losers of both games will play each other for third place.Winners and losersCompetitors and participants in sports and gamesFailing and doing badly
NOT SUCCESSFUL informal someone who is not successful in anything they doFailing and doing badly
(Definition of loser noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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