pro-am

adjective
\ ˈprō-ˈam How to pronounce pro-am (audio) \

Definition of pro-am

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

pro-am

noun

Definition of pro-am (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

First Known Use of pro-am

Adjective

1949, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Pro-am.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro-am. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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pro-am

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pro-am

: an event or tournament in which both professionals and amateurs compete

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