provincial, amateurish, unsophisticated, inferior. The term derives from the cate-gorisation of minor-league baseball teams, and is sometimes shortened to bush.
► '"I can't handle the shit anymore". "You're bush-league, that's why".' (Pay Dirt, US film, 1992)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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