- 1a person who takes part in a sport or other activity for enjoyment, not as a job The tournament is open to both amateurs and professionals.
- 2(usually disapproving) a person who is not skilled This work was done by a bunch of amateurs! opposite professional
- NAmE//ˈæmətʃərˌɪzəm//, NAmE//‑tər‑//, NAmE//‑tʃʊr‑//noun [uncountable] New rules on amateurism allow payment for promotional work.
NAmE//ˈæmətʃər//, NAmE//‑ˌtər//, NAmE//‑ˌtʃʊr//
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