follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

gamesmanship

[geymz-muh n-ship] /ˈgeɪmz mənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the use of methods, especially in a sports contest, that are dubious or seemingly improper but not strictly illegal.
2.
the technique or practice of manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one's opponents or competitors.
Origin of gamesmanship
1945-1950
1945-50; game1 + -s3 + -manship, perhaps on the model of sportsmanship
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for gamesmanship
British Dictionary definitions for gamesmanship

gamesmanship

/ˈɡeɪmzmənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
(informal) the art of winning games or defeating opponents by clever or cunning practices without actually cheating
Derived Forms
gamesman, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gamesmanship

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gamesmanship

0
26
Scrabble Words With Friends