Contestant



[kuh n-tes-tuh nt] /kənˈtɛs tənt/

noun
1.
a person who takes part in a or competition.
2.
a person who the results of an election.
3.
Law. the party who, in proceedings in the probate court, the validity of a will.
/kənˈtɛstənt/
noun
1.
a person who takes part in a contest; competitor
adj.

1660s, from French contestant, present participle of contester (see contest (v.)).
n.

“one who contests,” from contestant (adj.). Popularized in U.S. Civil War, when it was a journalist’s term for the combatants on either side.

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