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good sport

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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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  • She used to be a good sport, but she had never been the same since the day of the wedding.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • No one who was not a good sport could have grinned as Rawson did at his own predicament.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • It was good sport, after all—this little trick of Master Paul.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Now, it would not be good policy or good sport to pison these critturs.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • "That's a good sport," said Dick, hugging the child against his broad chest.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

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