Synonyms for sported

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And chief of these Sir John Hunter sported a splendid barouche.

His clothes were flashy, and he "sported" several large diamonds.

Nobody who sported a silver watch could belong to the "first circles."

We sported the oak now, and before long he began to recover.

Only one room, and that generally the center of disturbance, "sported the oak."

It seemed as if some voice in the air had sported with her grief.

They called themselves citizens of France, and sported the tricolour.

Often she sported a flaming wreath—her mane bunches of flowers.

And the two sported in the distance, under the stairs, on the stairs, and up in the gallery.

In those days Henley and Trenchard lived much with sported oaks.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to take pleasure, to amuse oneself," from Anglo-French disport, Old French desport "pastime, recreation, pleasure," from desporter "to divert, amuse, please, play" (see disport). Sense of "to amuse oneself by active exercise in open air or taking part in some game" is from late 15c. Meaning "to wear" is from 1778. Related: Sported; sporting.

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