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loser

This page is about the dysphemism loser

Meaning

a person who hasn't made lots of money or had a professional career

For example

  • He's just another loser who never made enough money to buy a decent suit.

  • He's not a "loser". He just hasn't wasted his whole life making money to buy stuff he doesn't need.

Quick Quiz

Who would most likely be called a "loser"?

a. a factory owner

b. a factory worker

c. a factory manager

Contributor: Matt Errey