hard-luck


hard-luck
hard-luck UK US adjective
used for describing a person or group that has had a lot of trouble and bad luck in their lives
Thesaurus: bad luck and relating to bad lucksynonym luck and luckinesshyponym

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/ˈhɑɚdˌlʌk/ adj, always used before a noun
1 : of or relating to bad luck

a hard-luck story

2 chiefly US : experiencing or having bad luck

He was the hard-luck [=unlucky] loser of last night's match.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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