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Losel \Los"el\, n. [From the root of lose, loss. [root]127. Cf. Lorel.] One who loses by sloth or neglect; a worthless person; a lorel. [Archaic]

One sad losel soils a name for aye.


Losel \Los"el\, a. Wasteful; slothful.


a. worthless; wasteful. n. (context archaic English) A worthless or despicable person.


In the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Losel is an orc-baboon crossbreed. Though roughly humanoid, they are little more than tool-using animals in many respects. Their name means "lost ones."

Usage examples of "losel".

Though interesting to the animal behaviorist and xenobiologist, Losels, Wyverns, Hydrae, and the Rodents of Unusual Size, et cetera ad nauseam, were all non-sentient.

There had previously been no native population of Losels on this continent.

Now, in addition to those owned and used for work, there was a small but growing number of Losels running wild in the back country.

It was an ancient and a sad matron of a sedate look and christian walking, in habit dun beseeming her megrims and wrinkled visage, nor did her hortative want of it effect for incontinently Punch Costello was of them all embraided and they reclaimed the churl with civil rudeness some and shaked him with menace of blandishments others whiles they all chode with him, a murrain seize the dolt, what a devil he would be at, thou chuff, thou puny, thou got in peasestraw, thou losel, thou chitterling, thou spawn of a rebel, thou dykedropt, thou abortion thou, to shut up his drunken drool out of that like a curse of God ape, the good sir Leopold that had for his cognisance the flower of quiet, margerain gentle, advising also the time's occasion as most sacred and most worthy to be most sacred.