causing or suffering loss.


losings, losses.

Origin of losing

before 950; Middle English, Old English; see lose, -ing2, -ing1
Related formslos·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for losings

Historical Examples of losings

  • A man, said Piper loftily, should take his losings without squealing.

  • Frank's luck seemed to have deserted him, but at first his losings were just heavy enough to provoke without alarming him.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

    Burt L. Standish

  • They called the game, raked up the winnings, or paid the losings, without changing a muscle of their features.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • I find, on going to tiffin at Jack Apsley's, that Mrs. Jack has heard all about the winnings and losings at the club.

  • But, do you know, there's something running in my head about losings and findings that I've been hearing.

    The Girls and I

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

British Dictionary definitions for losings


pl n

losses, esp money lost in gambling



unprofitable; failingthe business was a losing concern
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