Meaning of “sportsperson” in the English Dictionary

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"sportsperson" in British English

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sportspersonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspɔːtsˌpɜː.sən/ us /ˈspɔːrtsˌpɝː.sən/

someone who plays sport, especially one who plays it well:

He was voted Sportsperson of the Year.

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