Meaning of dead-ender in English:


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  • 1US A person who continues to support a particular cause, political candidate, etc., even when there is seemingly no chance of success.

    • ‘the legions of dead-enders still sporting signs for the lost cause’
  • 2A person whose situation offers no prospects for progress or improvement.

    • ‘it's the bleakest of cities, filled with dropouts and dead-enders’