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English definition of “sportsperson”


noun [C]     /ˈspɔːtsˌpɜː.sən/ US  /ˈspɔːrtsˌpɝː-/
someone who plays sport, especially one who plays it well: He was voted Sportsperson of the Year.Competitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of sportsperson noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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