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amateuradjective

uk   /ˈæm.ə.tər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
C1 taking part in an activity for pleasure, not as a job: an amateur astronomer/boxer/historian He was an amateur singer until the age of 40, when he turned professional. relating to an activity, especially a sport, where the people taking part do not receive money: amateur athletics
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amateurnoun [C]

uk   /ˈæm.ə.tər/  us   /-t̬ʃɚ/
C1 a person who takes part in an activity for pleasure, not as a job: This tennis tournament is open to both amateurs and professionals. C1 disapproving someone who does not have much skill in what they do: I won't be giving them any more work - they're a bunch of amateurs.
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