noun, plural run·ners-up.
Origin of runner-up
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“I put on a dress and walked down, and ended up getting first runner-up,” she recalls.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Runner-Up: Pauline Etienne, Eden I could not take my eyes off this immensely talented Belgian actress.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You could, I suppose, broaden the definition of “runner-up” to include Romney.
Also on stage was runner-up Crystal Lee, a Chinese-American and Miss California 2013.Changing Western Beauty Ideals: Nina Davuluri and Julie Chen|Soraya Roberts|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bergolio was considered as the runner-up to Ratzinger in 2005.An Argentine Runner-Up Gets the Catholic Church’s Top Job|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You see they do say I'm runner-up among the amateurs on the green links.The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point|Quincy Allen
I won one once—runner-up in the fifth flight over at San Gabriel.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
To be runner-up two years in succession stimulates the desire for the first place.Love Among the Chickens|P. G. Wodehouse
However, as a traitor, I'm not even a runner-up with your father.The Pride of Palomar|Peter B. Kyne
Last week Mrs. Clement Barstow was runner-up in the women's amateur golf tournament played on the Okoochee eighteen-hole course.Gigolo|Edna Ferber