loser


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loser

Bridge a card that will not take a trick

loser

(jargon)
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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My point is that "loser pays" means fewer phony lawsuits and fewer phony defenses.
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