Definition of losel in US English:

losel

noun

dialect, archaic
  • A worthless person.

    • ‘We hear him through the night ranting and raving in his sleep: ‘Fie, losels and liars, knaves everyone.’
    • ‘While geomancing losels are represented in all walks of life, they seem to be most prevalent among politicians and their corporate benefactors.’
    • ‘Not since I backed a horse have I been pressed so hard; peril of life, jeopardy of land and livelihood, and to sum up, all these losels in the wood to hunt me down.’
    • ‘They are losels one and all.’

adjective

dialect, archaic
  • Good-for-nothing; worthless.

Origin

Late Middle English: apparently from los-, stem of obsolete lese ‘lose’, + -el.

Pronunciation

losel

/ˈlōzəl/