sportsmanship


sports·man·ship

noun \-ˌship\

: fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition

Full Definition of SPORTSMANSHIP

:  conduct (as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport

Examples of SPORTSMANSHIP

  1. He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship.

First Known Use of SPORTSMANSHIP

1745

Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sports medicine
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sportsman
All Words Near: sportsmanship

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sportsmanship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).