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

Etymologies

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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.

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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