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bush league

n. Sports
A minor league.

bush leaguer n.
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bush′ league`

[1905–10, Amer.]


inferior or amateurish; mediocre.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bush league - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)bush league - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
minor-league club, minor-league team - a team that plays in a minor league
league, conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
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