spectator sport

spectator sports
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A spectator sport is a sport that is interesting and entertaining to watch.

The most popular spectator sport is football.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • spectator sport — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spectator sport : singular spectator sport plural spectator sports a sport that a lot of people enjoy watching …   English dictionary

  • spectator sport — noun a) A sporting activity which has a relatively high ratio of watchers to direct participants. Today harness racing is a $430 million a year business, the fastest growing spectator sport in the U.S. b) Something, especially a process or… …   Wiktionary

  • spectator sport — spec tator .sport [ US ˈ... ˌ.] n 1.) a sport that people go and watch 2.) something that you watch rather than take part in usually used humorously ▪ Life is not a spectator sport …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spectator sport — spec′tator sport n. spog any sport that can be watched by spectators, as football or basketball, usu. for a fee • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • spectator sport — any sport that can be watched by spectators, as football or basketball, usually for a fee. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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  • spectator sport — noun (C) a sport that people go and watch …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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