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