From Middle English champioun, from Old French champion, from Medieval Latin campio ("combatant in a duel, champion"), from Frankish *kampijō ("fighter"), from Proto-West Germanic *kampijō ("combat soldier"), a derivative of Proto-West Germanic *kampijan ("to battle, to campaign"), itself a derivative of Proto-West Germanic *kamp ("battlefield, battle"), ultimately a borrowing in Proto-West-Germanic from Latin campus ("a field, a plain, a place of action").
Modern English dictionary
Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.
Word of the Day
Get a curated memorable word every day.
Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.