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sportsperson Syllabification: sports·per·son
Pronunciation: /ˈspôrtsˌpərsən/

Definition of sportsperson in English:

noun (plural sportspersons or sportspeople-ˌpēpəl)

A sportsman or sportswoman (used as a neutral alternative).
Example sentences
  • It proposed that high-level amateur sportspeople - such as inter-county GAA players - should be entitled to an annual tax credit of €2,000.
  • This ‘activity modification’ may be quite straightforward for an amateur sportsperson, who can lay off their game for a few weeks.
  • Her other hurdle is one that haunts many an amateur sportsperson seeking success.
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