Meaning of “spectator sport” in the English Dictionary

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"spectator sport" in British English

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

"spectator sport" in American English

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spectator sportnoun [ C ]

us /ˈspekˌteɪ·t̬ər ˌspɔrt, ˌspoʊrt/

a sport that people go to watch:

Swimming is a popular form of recreation but not a popular spectator sport.

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

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