Nearby words

  1. sporotrichosis,
  2. sporozoa,
  3. sporozoan,
  4. sporozoite,
  5. sporran,
  6. sport fish,
  7. sport shirt,
  8. sport utility vehicle,
  9. sport-utility vehicle,
  10. sporter

Idioms

    sport one's oak. oak(def 5).

Origin of sport

1350–1400; Middle English; aphetic variant of disport

SYNONYMS FOR sport
1. game. 4. amusement, fun, entertainment. See play. 19. romp, caper. 21. toy.

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for sport

sport

/ (spɔːt) /

noun

verb

See also sports

Derived Formssporter, nounsportful, adjectivesportfully, adverbsportfulness, noun

Word Origin for sport

C15 sporten, variant of disporten to disport

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Word Origin and History for sport
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