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leaguer

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[ lee-ger ]
/ ˈli gər /
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noun
a member of a league.
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Origin of leaguer

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First recorded in 1585–95; league1 + -er1

Other definitions for leaguer (2 of 2)

leaguer2
[ lee-ger ]
/ ˈli gər /
Archaic.

verb (used with object)
to besiege.
noun
a siege.

Origin of leaguer

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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 (1 of 2)

leaguer1
/ (ˈliːɡə) /

noun archaic
an encampment, esp of besiegers
the siege itself

Word Origin for leaguer

C16: from Dutch leger siege; related to lair 1

British Dictionary definitions for leaguer (2 of 2)

leaguer2
/ (ˈliːɡə) /

noun
mainly US and Canadian a member of a league
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