banjo hitter

noun

Definition of banjo hitter

baseball

  1. :  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

banjo–hitting

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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) + 2-er


First Known Use: 1935


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