"sport" meaning

krisstte

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What can be meant by "sport" in this context? I find some different meanings, like "idle about", "playing" and, of course, "doing sports"; it could be OK, but the reaction of the teller confuses me. Boy has some mental dissorder, maybe, that is why he thinks, that wandering through the house is not "sport"?
Here, I have no purpose at all. Wandering through the house, I find Ben in the living room and collapse into an armchair. ‘OK, sport?’ he asks, and I nod, even though it’s not true.
S.Lloyd "The Memory Wood"
 

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In that case, it's just a meaningless filler nickname – like pal/buddy/dude/fella/chum/matey.
Thank you. But then, what is Ben's question about? Something like: "Everything's OK, pal?"
 

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Thank you. But then, what is Ben's question about? Something like: "Everything's OK, pal?"
Yes, we frequently just say "OK?" to people, meaning "How are you?/How are things?/Are you OK?" and plenty of other variations. It can even mean things like "Are you ready [to go]?" Context is everything!
 
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