no-win

[noh-win]
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Origin of no-win

First recorded in 1960–65
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no-win

adjective
  1. offering no possibility of a favourable outcome (esp in the phrase a no-win situation)
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Word Origin and History for no-win
adj.

1962, in reference to a situation where victory is impossible, from no + win.

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