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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.

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.
Translations of “contestant”
in Korean 참가자…
in Arabic مُتسابِق…
in Portuguese concorrente…
in Catalan concursant…
in Japanese (競技などの)出場者…
in Italian concorrente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭者, 參賽選手…
in Russian участник соревнования, состязания…
in Turkish yarışmacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞争者, 参赛选手…
in Polish uczestni-k/czka, kandydat/ka…
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