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benchwarmer

[bench-wawr-mer] /ˈbɛntʃˌwɔr mər/
noun, Sports.
1.
a substitute who rarely gets to play in a game.
Also, bench warmer, bench-warmer.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; bench + warmer
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benchwarmer

noun phrase

A person not among the most active and important members of an enterprise; esp a substitute athlete who seldom plays (1880s+ Theater)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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