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major league

either of the two main professional baseball leagues in the U.S.
a league of corresponding stature in certain other sports, as ice hockey, football, or basketball.
Origin of major league
1880-85, Americanism
Related forms
major-leaguer, noun


[mey-jer-leeg] /ˈmeɪ dʒərˈlig/
Sports. of, relating to, or characteristic of the major leagues.
belonging to or among the best or most important of its kind:
a major-league orchestra.
1905-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for major league

major league

(US & Canadian) a league of highest classification in baseball, football, hockey, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for major league



Very much; totally; big time: We've been major-league screwed. I just found out the trains are stopped (1990s+)

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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