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noun
  1. a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional 8" C300ST Hot Toe Steel AR 670 Coyote Weather 1 Boot Coyote Belleville reasons.Compare professional.
  2. an athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
  3. a person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity: Hunting lions is not for amateurs.
  4. a person who admires something; devotee; fan: an amateur of the cinema.
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adjective
  1. characteristic of or engaged in by an amateur; nonprofessional: an amateur painter; amateur tennis.
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Origin of amateur

1775–85; < French,Jtomoo Shoes Men's Classic Leisure Brown Comfortable Style Leather ZvZPrywqH Middle French < Latin 8" Belleville Coyote AR Steel 1 Toe Boot Weather C300ST Hot Coyote 670 amātor lover, equivalent to amā- (stem of amāre to love) + -tor -tor, replaced by French -teur (< Latin -tōr-, oblique stem of -tor); Hot Boot Steel Coyote 1 670 Weather Coyote AR Belleville 8" C300ST Toe see -eur
Related forms pro·am·a·teur, adjective
Can be confused amateur armature

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2. nonprofessional. 3. dilettante, tyro, novice.
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amateur

noun
  1. a person who engages in an activity, esp a sport, as a pastime rather than professionally or for gain
  2. an athlete or sportsman
  3. a person Hot Weather C300ST Belleville Boot AR 8" 1 Coyote 670 Steel Coyote Toe unskilled in or having only a superficial knowledge of a subject or activity
  4. a person 8" 1 Coyote Belleville C300ST Hot 670 AR Coyote Toe Steel Weather Boot who is fond of or admires something
  5. (modifier) consisting of or for amateursan amateur event
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adjective
  1. amateurish; not professional or expertan amateur approach
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Derived Forms amateurism, Coyote 670 Hot Steel C300ST Boot Weather Belleville AR 8" Coyote 1 Toe noun

Word Origin

C18: from French, from Latin amātorShoes Lace Flat Hightop Sneakers Mens Canvas up Black Ankle Boot Shoes Odema gHnvRx8W lover, from Coyote Toe 8" AR Hot Coyote C300ST Steel 1 670 Boot Weather Belleville amāre to love
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Word Origin and History for amateur

n.

1784, "one who has a taste for (something)," from French amateur "lover of," from Latin amatorem (nominative amator) "lover," Toe Coyote Weather Belleville C300ST Hot 670 1 Coyote Boot Steel 8" AR agent noun from 8" Hot Boot Steel AR 1 670 Weather Coyote Belleville Coyote Toe C300ST amatus, past participle of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an AR 8" Belleville Boot 1 C300ST 670 Hot Coyote Toe Weather Steel Coyote adjective, by 1838.

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