contestant


con·tes·tant

noun \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

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

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