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semifinalist

[sem-ee-fahyn-l-ist, sem-ahy-]
noun Sports.
  1. a participant or one qualified to participate in a semifinal.
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Origin of semifinalist

1920–25; semifinal + -ist, on the model of finalist
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British Dictionary definitions for semifinalist

semifinalist

noun
  1. a player or team taking part in a semifinal
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