Definitions

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  • n. Someone very dedicated to the math team of a primary school or secondary school.

Etymologies

Blend of mathematics and athlete. The term is a registered trademark of the MathCounts organization. The term entered pop culture from the movie American Pie and also the 2004 hit movie Mean Girls, as well as being featured in the short-lived cult TV series Freaks and Geeks. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lindsay (Linda Cardellini) is a star sophomore "mathlete" who starts gravitating toward a crowd of "freaks" (read: stoners) after the death of her grandmother.

    All Of Life's Little Mysteries

  • Orszag's profile, in fact, is more like a high school "mathlete" who, for reasons he cannot fathom, somehow ended up with two prom dates.

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  • And Rajiv Surendra nearly steals the show as a "mathlete" with a business card that reads

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  • "They didn't call it this but I joke and say I was a 'mathlete'.

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  • Even for a seasoned mathlete, overcoming “every population structure” was like conquering every peak in a vast and rugged mountain range.

    SuperCooperators

  • After the play Mrs. Burkle had told us that mathlete Ava had seen how poorly Ashlynn had treated the poofy Pomeranians.

    Times Squared

  • I am an elite mathlete and an accomplished cellist.

    Times Squared

  • This was just too much drama for an elite mathlete like me.

    Times Squared

  • The good-looking, popular athlete/mathlete who is—shockingly—my unofficial boyfriend.

    Times Squared

  • “The Westminster Dog Show!” the eighth-grade mathlete Ava squealed.

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  • Apparently the people who compete in the Rubik's cube world championship are mathletes of the highest caliber.

    November 21, 2007