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English definition of “contestant”

contestant

noun [C] (COMPETITION)    /kənˈtes.tənt/ US  /-t̬ənt/
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
(Definition of contestant noun (COMPETITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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