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free agent

noun

Simple Definition of free agent

  • : a person who is able to act freely without being controlled by someone else

  • : a professional athlete (such as a baseball player) who is free to sign a contract to play for any team

Full Definition of free agent

  1. :  a professional athlete (as a baseball player) who is free to negotiate a contract with any team

free agency noun

1955

First Known Use of free agent

1955


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