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losel

[ loh-zuhl, loo-, loz-uhl ]

noun

  1. a worthless person; scoundrel.


adjective

  1. worthless or useless.

losel

/ ˈləʊzəl /

noun

  1. a worthless person


adjective

  1. (of a person) worthless, useless, or wasteful
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Word History and Origins

Origin of losel1

1325–75; Middle English: literally, one who is lost, equivalent to los- (past participle stem of lose ) + -el -le
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Word History and Origins

Origin of losel1

C14: from losen, from the past participle of lose
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Example Sentences

Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen Wengdu and their daughter, Losel.

Sam was but a sad losel, and vexed him in other and more serious matters.

But oh, thou gull—thou dunderpate—thou losel knave, to lose one line moved by her sweet fingers.

The 'losel,' the moral outcast, keeps his own conceit of truth though through a maze of lies.

Speak the truth and it shall profit thee, and do not lie, for lying is of the losel's fashion.

What more could you do, had he bestowed her upon a churl, a losel or a slave?

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