two-time loser

noun Slang.

a person who has been sentenced to prison twice, especially for a major crime in a state where a third sentence is mandatory life imprisonment.
a person who has failed at the same endeavor twice.

Nearby words

  1. two-tailed,
  2. two-tailed pasha,
  3. two-thirds rule,
  4. two-tier,
  5. two-time,
  6. two-toed anteater,
  7. two-toed sloth,
  8. two-tone,
  9. two-tooth,
  10. two-track

Origin of two-time loser

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019