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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin campio

champion

1 noun
     
cham‧pi‧on1 W2 [countable]
1 someone or something that has won a competition, especially in sport:
the world heavyweight boxing champion
the Olympic champion
reigning/defending champion (=the champion at the present time)
2

champion of something/somebody

someone who publicly fights for and defends an aim or principle, such as the rights of a group of people:
a champion of women's rights

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