What does loser mean?

Definitions for loser
ˈlu zərlos·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word loser.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loser, also-rannoun

    a contestant who loses the contest

  2. failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful personnoun

    a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

  3. losernoun

    a gambler who loses a bet


  1. losernoun

    A person who fails to win.

    In a two-horse race there is always one winner and one loser.

  2. losernoun

    Someone who loses in a specified manner.

    He was always a good loser.

  3. losernoun

    Someone with bad luck or poor skills who consistently loses.

    I'm a constant loser in love.

  4. losernoun

    Something of poor quality.

    That dictionary is a loser!

  5. losernoun

    A person of unhappy circumstances.

    That guy is a born loser!

  6. losernoun

    A contemptible or unfashionable person.

    That person is a loser!

  7. losernoun

    Someone that has lost weight. (a recent term, originally from Kelloggs, but now has come from NBC show "The Biggest Loser")

    She is such a loser, she lost 15 kilos!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Losernoun

    One that is deprived of any thing; one that forfeits any thing; one that is impaired in his possession or hope; the contrary to winner or gainer.

    Etymology: from lose.

    With the losers let it sympathize,
    For nothing can seem foul to those that win. William Shakespeare.

    No man can be provident of his time that is not prudent in the choice of his company; and if one of the speakers be vain, tedious, and trifling, he that hears, and he that answers, are equal losers of their time. Jeremy Taylor, holy Living.

    Losers and malecontents, whose portion and inheritance is a freedom to speak. Robert South, Sermons.

    It cannot last, because that act seems to have been carried on rather by the interest of particular countries, than by that of the whole, which must be a loser by it. William Temple.

    A bull with gilded horns,
    Shall be the portion of the conquering chief,
    A sword and helm shall chear the loser’s grief. Dryden.


  1. Loser

    Loser is a song by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released in July 2000 as the second single from their debut album The Better Life. The song spent 21 weeks at the number-one position on the Billboard U. S. Mainstream Rock chart, an all-time record for the chart.


  1. loser

    A loser is commonly defined as an individual who is unsuccessful or does not excel in a particular task, venture, or competition. They typically fail to gain or secure what they sought or aimed for. This term can also refer to someone who is often perceived as undesirable or socially inept. However, it's important to note that this term can be subjective and its usage can be considered disrespectful or derogatory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Losernoun

    one who loses


  1. Loser

    "Loser" is a song by the American alternative rock singer Beck. It was written by Beck and record producer Carl Stephenson, who both produced the song with Tom Rothrock. "Loser" was initially released as Beck's second single by independent record label Bong Load Custom Records on 12" vinyl format with catalogue number BL5 on March 8, 1993. When it was first released independently, "Loser" began receiving airplay on various modern rock stations, and the song's popularity eventually led to a major-label record deal with Geffen Records-subsidiary DGC Records. After the song's re-release under DGC, the song peaked at #10 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 in April 1994, becoming Beck's first single to hit a major chart. The song was subsequently released on the 1994 album Mellow Gold.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. loser

    An unexpectedly bad situation, program, programmer, or person. Someone who habitually loses. (Even winners can lose occasionally.) Someone who knows not and knows not that he knows not. Emphatic forms are real loser, total loser, and complete loser (but not **moby loser, which would be a contradiction in terms). See luser.

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  1. loser

    Song lyrics by loser -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by loser on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LOSER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loser is ranked #35721 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Loser surname appeared 629 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Loser.

    95.8% or 603 total occurrences were White.
    1.2% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 6 total occurrences were Black.
    0.9% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for loser »

  1. relos

  2. roles

  3. slore

  4. sorel

  5. lo-res

  6. rosel

  7. soler

  8. orsel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loser in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of loser in a Sentence

  1. Sinan Ulgen:

    Erdogan is the main loser given that he championed two big ideas: one a switch to a presidential system, the other single-party government, neither of them came about.

  2. Steven Rosenthal:

    It's only typical if you're a big loser.

  3. Ron Wyden:

    Unilateral concessions before an upcoming trade negotiation. This may be the art of the deal for China but it's a big loser for American workers, companies, and national security.

  4. Alex Salmond:

    It's once, twice, three times a loser for Mr. Trump.

  5. Brendan Bialy:

    The defendant is a loser, he walked into a classroom, armed, with vulnerable students, and he lost.

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