from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A minor league.
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- noun idiomatic A
professional sports associationat the lowerlevels of minor leagueorganization.
- noun figuratively, by extension A
low - rankingor inferior levelamong groups, professions, organizations, etc.
- adjective Having inferior quality.
- adjective Amateurish.
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- noun a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
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I enjoy a good hockey game, the competition between two teams, and outstanding players, however, I stopped watching the NHL with all the bush league, drop your sticks and gloves and slug it out like a bunch of goons.
To call that move bush league is an insult to bush leagues everywhere.