leaguer

1
[ lee-ger ]
/ ˈli gər /

noun

a member of a league.

Nearby words

  1. league football,
  2. league of arab states,
  3. league of nations,
  4. league of women voters,
  5. league table,
  6. leah,
  7. leahy,
  8. leahy, william daniel,
  9. leak,
  10. leakage

Origin of leaguer

1
First recorded in 1585–95; league1 + -er1

leaguer

2
[ lee-ger ]
/ ˈli gər /
Archaic.

verb (used with object)

to besiege.

noun

a siege.

Origin of leaguer

2
First recorded in 1590–1600, leaguer is from the Dutch word leger army, camp. See lair1

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British Dictionary definitions for leaguer

leaguer

1
/ (ˈliːɡə) /

noun archaic

an encampment, esp of besiegers
the siege itself

Word Origin for leaguer

C16: from Dutch leger siege; related to lair 1

noun

mainly US and Canadian a member of a league
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