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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Someone, especially a beginning competitor, whom supporters hope will achieve great success.
  • n. A white prizefighter believed by fans to have a chance of defeating a Black champion.

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  • n. someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field

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