Meaning of “athletic” in the English Dictionary

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"athletic" in British English

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athleticadjective

uk /æθˈlet.ɪk/ us /æθˈlet̬.ɪk/

(Definition of “athletic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"athletic" in American English

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athleticadjective

us /æθˈlet̬·ɪk/

of or relating to sports:

an athletic competition

Athletic can also describe a person who is strong, healthy, and trained or skilled in sports or a particular sport:

Mia is strong, competitive, athletic, and still feminine.

(Definition of “athletic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)