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: of, relating to, or involving professionals teaming with or competing against amateurs
a pro-am golf tournament


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: an event or tournament in which both professionals and amateurs compete
… he recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by playing in a pro-am with Arnold Palmer …Shaun Assael

Examples of pro-am in a Sentence

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Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is here to participate in today’s FedEx St. Jude Championship pro-am. Khari Thompson,, 9 Aug. 2023 Did Smart’s success on the football field chase Alabama’s coach away from this year’s golf pro-am? Joseph Goodman |, al, 10 May 2023 Earlier this week, Spieth competed at the Memorial Tournament Workday Golden Bear Invitational pro-am alongside Stephen Curry. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 3 June 2023 This year, Auburn coach Hugh Freeze made his Regions Tradition pro-am debut. Joseph Goodman |, al, 10 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1949, in the meaning defined above


1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pro-am was in 1949

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“Pro-am.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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