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What does the word 'sport' mean in the following sentence?

The day at school begins at 8:00am, when all the students sport sleepy faces and bleary eyes.

I don't quite understand, can you make up another sentence with the same meaning?

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    The duplicate is the first thing on the Related list. Please search the site next time before asking. Also, please look up a word’s meaning in a dictionary first. – tchrist Sep 17 '16 at 15:54
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It means "wear", in your example. "He's sporting those new Nike shoes." "That's quite a large hat that she is sporting today." from wiki verb 1. wear or display (a distinctive or noticeable item). "he was sporting a huge handlebar mustache" synonyms: wear, have on, dress in

Hope this helps.

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It means 'display', in a slightly jolly sense. Traditionally, people would talk about a man sporting a beard or a distinctive necktie, for example. You wouldn't normally say 'sporting sleepy faces' so that's being used jokingly.

  • The duplicate is the first thing on the Related list. Please search the site next time before answering. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 17 '16 at 16:00
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    Sorry, I didn't know we were supposed to check for duplicates before answering as well as before posting. – David Garner Sep 17 '16 at 17:03
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  • Thanks, @EdwinAshworth. I feel stupid now. I'll stop answering via my iPhone till I can see this 'Related' list. – David Garner Sep 18 '16 at 7:00

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