bush leaguer

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bush league

n. Sports
A minor league.

bush leaguer n.
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bush′ lea`guer

1. a minor league baseball player.
2. a person who performs at an inferior level.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bush leaguer - a player on a minor-league baseball teambush leaguer - a player on a minor-league baseball team
minor-league club, minor-league team - a team that plays in a minor league
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
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