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English definition of “amateur”

amateur

noun [C]     /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 . → Compare professional adjectiveEnthusiastsAdmirers 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.Inability and awkwardness
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