Monday, 12 July 2010

runner-up

(gen.) NOUN -- a term used to describe a participant who finishes second in any of a variety of competitive activities, like sport

Example: "Spain won the World Cup tonight, making the Netherlands runners-up for the third time ('74, '78, '10)."
In the newsnydailynews.com and gostanford.com
Dictionary: runner-up
Cartoon: late

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