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English definition of “makeweight”

makeweight

noun [C]     /ˈmeɪk.weɪt/
something or someone, without much value of its own, that is added so that there is the correct amount or number: She may be the youngest member of the team, but she's no makeweight.Also, extra, and in addition
(Definition of makeweight noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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