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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Louser, n. [Cf. Lows v.3, Loussing ppl. a. and e.m.E. looser and loser (Looser n., Lossar n.1).] A loser, one who suffers financial loss. = Lossar n.1 b. — 1695 Conv. Burghs IV. 203.
If it shall fall out that the said Mr. John shall be a louser, he referrs himself … to the royall borrowes favour

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