spectator sport

noun

Definition of spectator sport

1 : a sport (such as football, baseball, ice hockey, etc.) that many people watch
2 : something that people watch other people do without becoming involved themselves
  • For many, politics has become a spectator sport.

Word by Word Definitions

spectator play
  1. : one who looks on or watches

  2. : a shoe having contrasting colors with a perforated design at the toe and sometimes heel

sport play
  1. : to amuse oneself : frolic

  2. : to engage in a sport

  3. : to mock or ridicule something

  1. : a source of diversion : recreation

  2. : sexual play

  3. : physical activity engaged in for pleasure

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for sports


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