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noun [countable]     loser pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    someone who did not win a race, competition, fight etc

    a prize of £1m to the winner and £600,000 to the loser

  2. 2
    informal someone who has never been successful and is never likely to be
  3. 3
    someone or something that is affected in a negative way by something

    When parents split up the real losers are the children.

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