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English definition of “amateur”

amateur

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈæmətər/
a person who takes part in an activity because they are interested in it or enjoy it, not as a job: This conference is open to both amateurs and professionals.
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.
(Definition of amateur noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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