[ spawrts-muhn-ship, spohrts- ]
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  1. the character, practice, or skill of a sportsman.

  2. sportsmanlike conduct, as fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, etc.

Origin of sportsmanship

First recorded in 1735–45; sportsman + -ship

Words Nearby sportsmanship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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