sportsmanship

[ spawrts-muh n-ship, spohrts- ]
/ ˈspɔrts mənˌʃɪp, ˈspoʊrts- /

noun

the character, practice, or skill of a sportsman.
sportsmanlike conduct, as fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, etc.

Nearby words

  1. sportscaster,
  2. sportscasting,
  3. sportsdom,
  4. sportsman,
  5. sportsmanly,
  6. sportsperson,
  7. sportster,
  8. sportswear,
  9. sportswoman,
  10. sportswriter

Origin of sportsmanship

First recorded in 1735–45; sportsman + -ship

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Word Origin and History for sportsmanship

sportsmanship

n.

"conduct worthy of a sportsman," 1745, from sportsman + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper