Looser vs Loser – What’s the difference?

Looser vs Loser - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between looser and loser is that looser is while loser is a person who loses; one who fails to win or thrive.

As an adjective looser is (loose).



Etymology 1



  • (loose)
  • Her new T-shirt was just a little bit looser than the old one.
    The law is too strict; it should be made looser .

    Etymology 2



  • loser



    (en noun )

  • A person who loses; one who fails to win or thrive.
  • In a two-horse race there is always one winner and one loser .
    He was always a good loser .
  • Something of poor quality.
  • That dictionary is a loser !
  • A person who is frequently unsuccessful in life.
  • That guy is a born loser !
    I’m a constant loser in love.
  • (derogatory) A contemptible or unfashionable person.
  • That person is a loser !
  • One who or that which loses something, such as extra weight, car keys, etc.
  • * 1999 , Larry Medsker, ?Lakhmi C. Jain, Recurrent Neural Networks: Design and Applications (ISBN 0849371813), page 192:
  • Another way to speed search (in general) is to order or bias the hypothesis space based on some heuristic. Suppose you are a habitual car key loser and that you keep track of where your keys turn up after each search.
  • * 2004 , Marianna S. Katona, Tales from the Berlin Wall: Recollections of Frequent Crossings (ISBN 3833404396):
  • But a West German reporting a lost passport in East Berlin during the years of the Wall was treated to a criminal investigation, with the passport loser as the potential criminal.
  • * 2005‘, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, ”The Biggest ”’Loser : The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health and Life (ISBN 13: 978-1-59486-384-4)
  • * 2009 , Jane Bryant Quinn, Making the Most of Your Money Now
  • You’re counting on this insurance company to pay you a check many years in the future. But for some companies, disability coverage has been a money loser .
  • * 2010 , Cutting Myself in Half: 150 Pounds Lost, One Byte at a Time (ISBN 0757313590), page 109:
  • You have to think of yourself as an already amazing person who’s hiding behind extra weight—a superhero in a disguise. If you follow the program, change the message from “I’m a big loser” to “I’m a big weight loser .”


    * (person who consistently loses) failure


    * winner

    Derived terms

    * born loser
    * loser cruiser
    * loser sign
    * sore loser
    * three-time loser


    English agent nouns