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minor league

[ mahy-ner leeg ]
/ ˈmaɪ nər ˈlig /
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noun Sports.
any association of professional teams other than the major leagues, as in baseball, especially when the member teams are associated with or controlled by major-league teams, which use them as training and proving teams for promising players.
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Origin of minor league

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM minor league

minor lea·guer, mi·nor-lea·guer, noun

Other definitions for minor league (2 of 2)

minor-league
[ mahy-ner-leeg ]
/ ˈmaɪ nərˈlig /

adjective
Sports. of or relating to the minor leagues, especially in baseball.
Informal. of little import or consequence: a painter with minor-league talent.

Origin of minor-league

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; adjective use of minor league
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British Dictionary definitions for minor league

minor league

noun
US and Canadian any professional league in baseball other than a major leagueCompare major league
(modifier) of relatively little importancethat firm is very minor league
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