runner-up


run·ner–up

noun \ˈrə-nə-ˌrəp, ˌrə-nə-ˈ\

: a person or team that does not win first place in a competition but that does well enough to get a prize; especially : a person or team that finishes in second place

plural run·ners–up \-nər-ˌzəp, -ˈzəp\ also runner–ups

Full Definition of RUNNER-UP

:  the competitor that does not win first place in a contest; especially :  one that finishes in second place

First Known Use of RUNNER-UP

1842

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