Definitions

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  • n. Someone who is not an athlete

Etymologies

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non- +‎ athlete

Examples

  • A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School, she was a nonathlete who wound up rowing varsity crew in college, just through sheer force of will.

    Marshall Fine: Interview: Filmmaker Mary Mazzio helps kids beat the odds

  • And hey, any nonathlete is doing a public service, because an athlete craves an audience like a guy with new sunglasses craves a mirror.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • In the macho arenas where Jordan soars, it can hardly be image-enhancing to lose $1 million, or even $1, to a nonathlete who gives away eight years and several inches.

    The Gambling Man

  • Now a new study sets out to determine what schools get for the money they shell out to run athletic programs, by measuring whether student athletes fare better in the workplace than their nonathlete peers.

    Primary Sources

  • Was I (horrors) the pathetically unfit nonathlete battering himself against a force of nature that can pulverize rock into sand, sink impregnable ocean liners and swallow late-thirtyish guys like me for breakfast?

    Surf's Up!

  • In comparing an unfit former athlete to an unfit nonathlete, I have found that the former athlete always gets into shape perhaps two to three times more quickly than the nonathletic person.

    Hold it!

  • It's been a long road for Freese, who tired of baseball after high school and enrolled as a nonathlete at the University of Missouri.

    NYT > Home Page

  • And reams of research prove that kids who play sports do in fact fare better academically than nonathlete students and are more likely to stay out of trouble.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Corbett, formerly a nonathlete, has come to share Kristin's passion for exercise and now runs marathons.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • But the inside terms were few, and the nonathlete announcers allowed themselves to be hemmed in by them – ‘He got good wood on that on,’ ‘He got the big jump,’ ‘He really challenged him on that one,’ ‘They’re high on him,’ ‘They came to play,’ ‘He’s really got the good hands,’ and ‘That has to be,’ as in ‘That has to be the best game Oakland has ever played.’

    2009 January « One-Minute Book Reviews

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