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Origin of major-leaguer

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; major league + -er1

major league

  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 of major league

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Related formsma·jor-lea·guer, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for major leaguer

major league

  1. US and Canadian a league of highest classification in baseball, football, hockey, etc
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