Meaning of lifer

lif•er

Pronunciation: (lī'fur), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a person sentenced to or serving a term of life imprisonment.
  2. a person committed to a professional lifetime career in the military.
  3. a person who has devoted a lifetime to a profession, occupation, or pursuit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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