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"he's a real loser"

Posted by Joel on September 23, 2002

The term "loser" for someone who is getting nowhere in life seems natural enough now, but it was probably a novelty at some point -- a new version of the term "ne'er-do-well" or something. Does anyone know about how far back the use of a phrase like "he's a real loser" goes?

joel