Simple Definition of amateur
: a person who does something (such as a sport or hobby) for pleasure and not as a job
: a person who does something poorly : a person who is not skillful at a job or other activity
Full Definition of amateur
Examples of amateur
She played soccer as an amateur before turning professional.
These photos were taken by both amateurs and professionals.
The people running that company are a bunch of amateurs.
Only amateurs make this kind of mistake.
Origin of amateur
French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love
First Known Use: 1777
Synonym Discussion of amateur
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