Definition of Bush-league

1. Adjective. Not of the highest quality or sophistication.

Exact synonyms: Bush
Similar to: Inferior

Definition of Bush-league

1. Adjective. (American English) Minor-league; second-rate. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bush-league

bush-league (current term)
bush antelope
bush antelopes
bush babies
bush baby
bush baptist
bush baptists
bush clover
bush dog
bush dogs
bush fire
bush frog
bush hammer
bush hammers

Literary usage of Bush-league

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1. Our Short Story Writers by Blanche Colton Williams (1920)
"... town" in The Homely Heroine, The Leading Lady, Where the Car Turns at Eighteenth—spite of its title—and A Bush League Hero (all in Buttered Side Down). ..."

2. Heave-Up: Phase One by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"BACK TO THE BUSH LEAGUE CLINTONISTAS Hey, I don't make up this “stuff”—I just bring it to your attention, readers. I think that until you can get Jackson's ..."

3. Aerial Observation: The Airplane Observer, the Balloon Observer, and the by Holworthy Hall (1921)
"Any good bush- league pitcher is effective—in a bush league. Effective communication, in the winter of 1914-15, meant really little more than the barest ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"Of course though, it's damn trying on a man who wants to run a bush league team and keep his standing in church too. ..."

5. Athletes All: Training, Organization, and Play by Walter Camp (1919)
"National League, American League, "Bush" League, College and School leagues had given way to service teams, still the boys in the back lots and every player ..."

6. Books Added, 1911/15-: Five-year Cumulation of the Book Bulletin of the Chicago Public Library by Chicago Public Library (1916)
"F 18764 Contents: The Crab; The low brow; The fresh guy; The quitter; The bush league demon; The cast-off; The busher; A job for the pitcher; ..."

7. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1916)
"... in Prague, that deadly Bush League town— I'd quit 'em cold on pictures and cathedrals for awhile. I hung around for Ma and Sis (Good Lord, there wasn't ..."

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