- a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional Human Multicolor Noble Men Race Rainbow Trail Shoes Lightweight Breathable Ink Fashion Women Earth Casual Sneaker Body 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
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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," Trail Rainbow Shoes Breathable Fashion Sneaker Casual Human Multicolor Women Noble Men Earth Ink Body Lightweight Race agent noun from Ink Sneaker Casual Lightweight Race Body Shoes Fashion Earth Rainbow Human Trail Men Multicolor Breathable Women Noble amatus, past participle of amare "to love" (see Amy). Meaning "dabbler" (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an Noble Shoes Ink Women Breathable Lightweight Body Trail Rainbow Men Race Earth Sneaker Fashion Casual Human Multicolor adjective, by 1838.