lifer


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lif·er

 (lī′fər)
n. Slang
1. A prisoner serving a life sentence.
2. One who has spent an entire career working in a given field or in a single organization, especially in the military.

lifer

(ˈlaɪfə)
n
informal a prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment

lif•er

(ˈlaɪ fər)

n. Informal.
1. a person sentenced to or serving a term of life imprisonment.
2. a person committed to a professional lifetime career in the military.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
convict, yard bird, yardbird, con, inmate - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
Translations

lifer

[ˈlaɪfəʳ] Npresidiario m de por vida, condenado/a m/f a cadena perpetua

lifer

[ˈlaɪfər] ncondamné(e) m/f à perpète life raft life-raft [ˈlaɪfrɑːft] nradeau m de sauvetagelife-saver lifesaver [ˈlaɪfseɪvər] n
(medically) to be a life-saver → sauver des vies
The cervical smear test is a lifesaver → Le frottis cervical sauve des vies.
(= lifeguard) → secouriste mf, sauveteur/euse m/flife-saving [ˈlaɪfseɪvɪŋ]
nsecourisme m
modif [drug, operation, treatment] → salvateur/tricelife science nsciences fpl de la vielife sentence npeine f de réclusion à perpétuitélife-size [ˈlaɪfsaɪz] life-sized [ˈlaɪfsaɪzd] adj [statue, model, painting] → grandeur nature inv

lifer

n (inf)Lebenslängliche(r) mf (inf)

lifer

[ˈlaɪfəʳ] n (fam) → ergastolano/a
References in classic literature ?
He was tried again for prison breaking, and got made a Lifer.
They know what a clever lad he is; he'll be a lifer.
As a lifer with no parole application until 2027, Manson is not entitled to conjugal visits.
It was set up in 2010 to offer convicts a chance of early release after a lifer challenged the system at the European Court of Human Rights.
Being told that I was a lifer came as a great shock to me.
But restrictive legislation on conditional release, and the overcrowding and precariousness of the Bulgarian prison system makes life hardly livable for some lifers.
Lifer groups, which are increasingly common in American prisons since the 1960s, offer companionship as well as a vehicle for productive activities, including those that feature mentoring and "giving something back" to the next generation, to quote one interviewee.
In at least 22 states, lifers have almost no chance of being released, The Times reported in its Oct.
Lifers succeed through dogged determination, usually rising slowly through the ranks of public or private institutions.
A FORMER con - who served 12 years for heroin trafficking in Liverpool, Whitemoor and Full Sutton prisons - said that gay sex in prison is taboo, but it mostly goes on between lifers and jailed rent-boys selling sex for drugs.
One lifer even had his own clothes shop, from which he persuaded other convicts to buy clothes.