sportsmanship etymology

English word sportsmanship comes from English -ship, English sportsman

Detailed word origin of sportsmanship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
sportsman English (eng) (UK) A man who engages in sports; a male athlete.. (dated) A man who engages in country sports, such as hunting or fishing.
sportsmanship English (eng) The behaviour exhibited in playing sports, either good or bad.. The good attitude/behaviour displayed by players of a game; fairness, determination, winning or losing gracefully.

Words with the same origin as sportsmanship

Descendants of -ship
censorship championship citizenship companionship courtship craftsmanship dealership dictatorship guardianship internship kinship ladyship leadership lordship marksmanship membership ownership partnership penmanship relationship scholarship showmanship sponsorship worship