Definition of mathlete in English:


Syllabification: math·lete
Pronunciation: /ˈmaTHlēt


informal , chiefly US
A person who takes part in a mathematics competition, especially one organized for schoolchildren.
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  • It was bad enough being a sister to James, who makes the mathletes look edgy.
  • Forget spelling bees, it's time mathletes had their day in the sun.
  • Though the last 50 years have yielded many a historical moment from the comic situations that ensue between prom royalty, rebels and mathletes, I believe the most recent teen movie renaissance is over.


1930s: blend of mathematics (or math) and athlete.

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