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

 

sportsperson

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈspɔːtspɜːsn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɔːrtspɜːrsn//
 
(pl. sports-persons, sportspeople) (especially British English)
 
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a person who plays a lot of sport, especially as a professional synonym athlete More Like This Masculine, feminine and ungendered form anchorman/​anchorwoman, assemblyman/​assemblywoman, businessman/​businesswoman/​businessperson, actor/​actress, cameraman/​camerawoman, chairman/​chairwoman/​chair, congressman/​congresswoman, nobleman/​noblewoman, patrolman/​patrolwoman, policeman/​policewoman/​police officer, salesman/​saleswoman/​salesperson, spokesman/​spokeswoman/​spokesperson, sportsman/​sportswoman/​sportsperson, stuntman/​stuntwoman, waiter/​waitress/​waitperson, weatherman/​weathergirlSee worksheet.
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