ballplayer

[bawl-pley-er]
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noun

a person who plays ball professionally, especially baseball.
anyone who plays ball.

Nearby words

  1. ballotini,
  2. ballottement,
  3. ballottine,
  4. ballpark,
  5. ballpark figure,
  6. ballpoint,
  7. ballroom,
  8. ballroom dance,
  9. ballroom dancing,
  10. balls

Origin of ballplayer

First recorded in 1610–20; ball1 + player

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British Dictionary definitions for ballplayer

ballplayer

noun

a player, esp in soccer, with outstanding ability to control the ball
US and Canadian a baseball player, esp a professional
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Word Origin and History for ballplayer

ballplayer

n.

mid-15c., from ball (n.1) + player.

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