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major league

[ mey-jer leeg ]
/ ˈmeɪ dʒər ˈlig /
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noun
Baseball. either of the two top-tier baseball leagues (the American League and the National League) that are organized under and regulated by MLB.
Sports. a league of corresponding stature in certain other sports, such as ice hockey, soccer, football, or basketball.
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Origin of major league

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM major league

ma·jor lea·guer, ma·jor-lea·guer, noun

Other definitions for major league (2 of 2)

major-league
[ mey-jer-leeg ]
/ ˈmeɪ dʒərˈlig /

adjective
Sports. of or relating to the major leagues, especially in baseball.
Informal. belonging to or among the best or most important of its kind: a major-league orchestra.

Origin of major-league

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; adjective use of major league
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British Dictionary definitions for major league

major league

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