contestant

noun con·tes·tant \ kən-ˈte-stənt also ˈkän-ˌte- \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of contestant

1 : one that participates in a contest
2 : one that contests an award or decision

Examples of contestant in a Sentence

  1. The contestant who catches the most fish wins.

  2. The winning contestants will receive a cash prize.

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First Known Use of contestant

1665

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CONTESTANT Defined for English Language Learners

contestant

Definition of contestant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who takes part in a contest


CONTESTANT Defined for Kids

contestant

noun con·tes·tant \ kən-ˈtes-tənt \

Definition of contestant for Students

: a person who takes part in a competition
  • He's a contestant on a quiz show.

Law Dictionary

contestant

noun con·tes·tant

legal Definition of contestant

: one that initiates or participates in a contest


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