- Also called busher. Baseball.
- a player in a minor league.
- an incompetent player, as one who behaves or plays as if he or she belonged in a minor league.
- a person who performs at an inferior level or in an inferior manner.
Origin of bush leaguer
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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Related Words for bush leaguerdilettante, tenderfoot, ham, beginner, novice, layperson, recruit, neophyte, hopeful, aspirant, learner, abecedarian, dabbler, apprentice, tyro, greenhorn, probationer, nonprofessional, smatterer
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Historical Examples of bush leaguer
The idea of a bush-leaguer thinking he could break into the majors like that.Baseball Joe in the Big League