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English definition of “contestant”

contestant

noun [C] uk   /kənˈtes.tənt/ us    /-t̬ənt/

contestant noun [C] (COMPETITION)

C1 someone who competes in a contest: In tonight's quiz, our contestants have come from all over the country.Competitors and participants in sports and games

contestant noun [C] (ATTEMPT)

someone who attempts to win an election or get power or control: Two main candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportVoters and Candidates in elections
(Definition of contestant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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