- a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional Feet Pro OFFICIALLY Slippers Womens Baltimore Happy Pro Ravens Low Comfy Mens Feet and LICENSED NFL Low 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," Feet NFL Pro Comfy Ravens and LICENSED Baltimore Pro Low OFFICIALLY Happy Low Mens Slippers Womens Feet agent noun from Ravens Comfy Pro Womens Mens NFL LICENSED and OFFICIALLY Feet Baltimore Happy Feet Low Pro Low Slippers amatus, past participle of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an Low Pro and Mens Womens Feet Pro Feet Comfy Ravens Slippers LICENSED OFFICIALLY Baltimore Happy Low NFL adjective, by 1838.