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Definition of amateur adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//‑ˌtər//
    , NAmE//‑ˌtʃʊr//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] doing something for enjoyment or interest, not as a job an amateur photographer
  2. 2[usually before noun] done for enjoyment, not as a job amateur athletics
  3. 3(usually disapproving) = amateurish opposite professional
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: amateur