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also-ran (n.)

1896, originally in reference to horse-races, from the verbal phrase, from also + past tense of run (v.). Probably from the way non-placing horses were listed in race results.

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Definitions of also-ran from WordNet

also-ran (n.)
a contestant who loses the contest;
Synonyms: loser
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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