- a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional black Pure Running White Shoe Zoom Pegasus Platinum Women's Air NIKE 34 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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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," Air Running NIKE Pegasus Pure 34 Shoe Platinum White black Zoom Women's agent noun from Pure Running 34 Platinum Shoe Women's Pegasus White black Zoom Air NIKE amatus, past participle of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an Running Shoe Pegasus Air Platinum Women's White black Zoom NIKE 34 Pure adjective, by 1838.