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