Definitions

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  • n. One who is not a viable contender.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ contender

Examples

  • When the Red Sox or Yankees are depleted by injuries, they simply pluck a talented substitute off some noncontender.

    Starr Gazing: When Reality Trumps Fantasy

  • If its a commuter car does the size not make it a noncontender?

    The Guardian World News

  • Kuroda said he heard that Larry Bowa, the Dodgers' former third base coach, said on MLB Network that any player who refused to be traded from a noncontender to a contender should have his mental makeup questioned.

    News - latimes.com

  • Over the last two years, House watched his team overpay Arenas ($111 million; nobody else could have offered more than $85 million at the time) and Antawn Jamison (a $41 million extension for someone about to reach his mid-30s) in a bizarre attempt to keep together the nucleus of a noncontender.

    ESPN.com

  • A noncontender needs to convince its fans every spring,

    ESPN.com

  • I'm easily seeing Napoli involved in some 3 way deal (since a noncontender probably doesn't have use for a catcher 2 years away from FA)

    Athletics Nation

  • In 1999, after 11 years with a contender, the Seattle Mariners, he asked to be traded to a noncontender, the Cincinnati Reds -- the team his father had played on for over 10 seasons -- so that he could be just a three-hour flight away from his wife and three children in Florida; his dad, he often says, had been very supportive of him when he was growing up and now he wanted to be there for his own kids.

    Ken Griffey Jr. and His Might-Have-Beens

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