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contestant

noun con·tes·tant \kən-ˈtes-tənt also ˈkän-ˌ\

: a person who takes part in a contest

Full Definition of CONTESTANT

1
:  one that participates in a contest
2
:  one that contests an award or decision
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Examples of CONTESTANT

  1. The contestant who catches the most fish wins.
  2. The winning contestants will receive a cash prize.

First Known Use of CONTESTANT

1665

Rhymes with CONTESTANT

CONTESTANT Defined for Kids

contestant

noun con·tes·tant \kən-ˈtes-tənt\

Definition of CONTESTANT for Kids

:  a person who takes part in a competition <He's a contestant on a quiz show.>

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