Definitions

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  • adj. Not playing, or not part of play

Etymologies

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non- +‎ playing

Examples

  • He wasn't retained by them for the 2011 season, however, then turned down a role as a nonplaying mentor to the squad's younger members, and then went unsold at the re-auction of almost all playing personnel that preceded the current season.

    This Is the Old Guys' IPL

  • The handsome Englishman, who is the nonplaying captain of the European team at this weekend's Ryder Cup matches here, says things like "Crumbs!" and "Blimey" and always seems up for a cheery bit of repartee.

    The Two Nicks

  • Last summer, for instance, I was paired with a guy in a charity event who was rhapsodizing about a recent, late-afternoon nine at his club with his son and daughter, joined for the final few holes by his nonplaying wife in a cart.

    The Pros' Year, and Yours

  • But most of the credit for the Americans 'surprising 16½ to 11½ pummeling of the European squad rightly goes to the nonplaying captain, Paul Azinger.

    Team USA's Management Victory

  • The nonplaying beer-drinking, smack-talking, sass-walking Texas Rollergirls gathered together with signs, a cowbell, and our loud mouths to support the Texecutioners.

    Rollergirl

  • "A changing of the guard with our Davis Cup team is complete," nonplaying captain Patrick McEnroe said Tuesday.

    USATODAY.com - Davis Cup team headed to Croatia won't include Roddick

  • And what they found specifically was that if you were playing three hours a week on average or more, you had 37 percent fewer mistakes when performing laproscopic surgery in this particular training program, and 27 percent faster than your nonplaying counterparts as well.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2004

  • Not being a bridge player, I joined two other nonplaying guests-a man and a woman-in a small library off the living room.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • Not being a bridge player, I joined two other nonplaying guests — a man and a woman — in a small library off the living room.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has his next nonplaying gig lined up - as grand marshal of the Subway 500 NASCAR race in Phoenix on March 4.

    The Seattle Times

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