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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English champioun, from Old French champion, from Medieval Latin campio (combatant in a duel, champion), from Frankish *kampijō (fighter), from Proto-Germanic *kampijô (fighter, warrior), from *kampijaną (to do battle, fight), from *kampaz (field, battlefield, battle), from Latin campus (a field, a plain, a place of action). More at kemp.

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champion (plural champions)

  1. An ongoing winner in a game or contest.
    The defending champion is expected to defeat his challenger.
  2. Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest.
    Barcelona is eligible to play in FIFA Club World Cup as the champion of Europe.
  3. Someone who fights for a cause or status.
    champion of women's suffrage
  4. Someone who fights on another's behalf.
    champion of the poor

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champion (not comparable)

  1. (attributive) Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.
  2. (attributive) Excellent; beyond compare.
  3. (predicative, Ireland, Britain, dialectal) Excellent; brilliant; superb; deserving of high praise.
    "That rollercoaster was champion," laughed Vinny.

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champion (third-person singular simple present champions, present participle championing, simple past and past participle championed)

  1. (transitive) To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for (a cause, etc.).
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To challenge.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French champion, from Medieval Latin or Late Latin campiō, campiōnem (champion, fighter), from Frankish *kampijō, from Proto-Germanic *kampijô, based on Latin campus (level ground).

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champion m (plural champions)

  1. champion

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champion

  1. Alternative form of champioun