Definition of makeweight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmeɪkweɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪkweɪt//
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an unimportant person or thing that is only added or included in something in order to make it the correct number, quantity, size, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: makeweight