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bush leaguer

noun
1.
Also called busher. Baseball.
  1. a player in a minor league.
  2. an incompetent player, as one who behaves or plays as if he or she belonged in a minor league.
2.
a person who performs at an inferior level or in an inferior manner.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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bush leaguer

n,n phr
  1. A baseball player in a minor league •A 1907 example of bush leaguer applies to basketball rather than baseball players (1910+)
  2. Any mediocre or second-rate performer; amateur: He's a busher at the piano (1920s+)

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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