banjo hitter


Definition of banjo hitter

: a batter who lacks power : a weak hitter The public address system announces each batter with thundering resonance, whether it be Babe Ruth or a banjo hitter just called up from Vancouver.— Martin F. Nolan, Boston Globe, 12 Aug. 1998

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Other Words from banjo hitter

banjo-hitting adjective
… I was a scrawny, banjo-hitting second-baseman. — King Kaufman,, 7 Jan. 2009

First Known Use of banjo hitter

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for banjo hitter

banjo hit “a weakly hit ball” (from a fanciful comparison of the pinging sound made by a weak hit to the sound of a banjo) + -er entry 2

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“Banjo hitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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