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"amateur" in British English

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amateuradjective

uk   /ˈæm.ə.tər/  us   /ˈæm.ə.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   /ˈæm.ə.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.
(Definition of amateur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amateur" in American English

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amateuradjective

 us   /ˈæm·əˌtʃɜr, -əˌtʃʊər, -ə·t̬ər/
taking part in an activity for pleasure and not as a job, or (of an activity) done for pleasure and not as a job: He was an amateur archaeologist.

amateurnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæm·əˌtʃɜr, -əˌtʃʊər, -ə·t̬ər/
An amateur is also someone who lacks skill in doing something: Some of the people who show up at practice shooting ranges are real amateurs.
(Definition of amateur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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amateuradjective

uk   us   /ˈæmətər/
taking part in an activity because you are interested in it or enjoy it, not as a job: an amateur investor an amateur astronomer/actor/historian

amateurnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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