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major-league

[mey-jer-leeg] /ˈmeɪ dʒərˈlig/
adjective
1.
Sports. of, relating to, or characteristic of the major leagues.
2.
belonging to or among the best or most important of its kind:
a major-league orchestra.
Origin of major-league
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism

major league

noun
1.
either of the two main professional baseball leagues in the U.S.
2.
a league of corresponding stature in certain other sports, as ice hockey, football, or basketball.
Origin
1880-85, Americanism
Related forms
major-leaguer, noun
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  • He would own one major-league team, at least; perhaps three or four.

    Bunker Bean Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for major-league

major league

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a league of highest classification in baseball, football, hockey, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for major-league

major-league

adverb

Very much; totally; big time: We've been major-league screwed. I just found out the trains are stopped (1990s+)

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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