- a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional Black Bright Women's Short Tempo NIKE Silver Citrus Matte reasons.Compare professional.
- an athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
- a person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity: Hunting lions is not for amateurs.
- a person who admires something; devotee; fan: an amateur of the cinema.
- characteristic of or engaged in by an amateur; nonprofessional: an amateur painter; amateur tennis.
Origin of amateur
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- a person who engages in an activity, esp a sport, as a pastime rather than professionally or for gain
- an athlete or sportsman
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- (modifier) consisting of or for amateursan amateur event
- amateurish; not professional or expertan amateur approach
Word Origin and History for amateur
1784, "one who has a taste for (something)," from French amateur "lover of," from Latin amatorem (nominative amator) "lover," Tempo Short Bright NIKE Women's Matte Silver Citrus Black agent noun from Citrus Matte Women's Silver Black NIKE Short Bright Tempo amatus, past participle of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an Black Short NIKE Bright Matte Citrus Women's Tempo Silver adjective, by 1838.