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stayer

noun
  1. a person or thing that stays
  2. informal
    1. a persistent or tenacious person
    2. horse racinga persistent horse
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Examples from the Web for stayer

Historical Examples of stayer

  • Emetic was the fastest sprinter there that day; a sprinter, not a stayer.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • He's kind of slow takin' hold; but when he gets his teeth in he's a stayer.

    Torchy

    Sewell Ford

  • No passing traveller, no stayer for one night, can realise Orvieto.

  • Stayer, one likely to persevere, one not easily discouraged.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • He held down both jobs for 25 years, which proved he was a stayer.