Definition of shamateur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shamateur

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmətə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmətər//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈʃæmətʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmətʃər//
 
(disapproving)
 
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a person who makes money playing a sport but is officially an amateur Word Origin late 19th cent.: blend of sham and amateur.