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good sport

noun phrase

A person who plays fair, accepts both victory and defeat, and stays amiable: I just want to be a good sport and get along with people (1917+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I mean to say, I wanted to show the chaps some good sport and we started this beast and he got clean away.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • It is about as good sport as trout-tickling, and much the same kind of business.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • This game is good sport; it develops and requires skill, agility and strength.

  • If you know how to fish, and there is good sport, you never get tired of it.

    The Associate Hermits Frank R. Stockton
  • For in the affairs of the heart most men like good sport and a run for their money.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

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