semiprofessional


1semi·pro·fes·sion·al

noun \ˌse-mē-prə-ˈfesh-nəl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˈfe-shə-nəl\

Definition of SEMIPROFESSIONAL

:  one who engages in an activity (as a sport) semiprofessionally

First Known Use of SEMIPROFESSIONAL

1861

2semiprofessional

adjective

: paid to participate in a sport or activity but not doing it as a full-time job

: involving semiprofessional athletes

Full Definition of SEMIPROFESSIONAL

1
:  engaging in an activity for pay or gain but not as a full-time occupation
2
:  engaged in by semiprofessional players <semiprofessional baseball>
semi·pro·fes·sion·al·ly adverb

First Known Use of SEMIPROFESSIONAL

1900

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