semi·​pro | \ ˈse-mē-ˌprō How to pronounce semipro (audio) , ˈse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Rooney, who before purchasing the franchise played semipro baseball and was an amateur boxing champion, forged a reputation as humble, compassionate and fatherly. The Si Staff,, "100 Figures Who Shaped the NFL’s First Century," 28 Aug. 2019 Refusing to completely give up on his dream of playing pro ball, DeLunas ignored his shoulder’s deteriorating condition and played in a semipro men’s league for three or four years before reality finally set in. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "The most interesting man in baseball? It might be Mariners bullpen coach Brian DeLunas," 28 Aug. 2018 Men's semipro snowboard division — 1) Sam Balyeat-Jackson Kinnen 5:14.71; 2) Taran Firor-Scott Frantz 5:40.72. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "In Arctic Man swan song, two teams of skiers, snowmachiners eclipse the course record," 15 Apr. 2018 Raised in Sunset Park, Mr. Henderson, 59, grew up playing tackle football in Brooklyn’s recreational and semipro leagues. Andrew Cotto, New York Times, "Flag Football Touches Down in Brooklyn," 26 Oct. 2017

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Semipro.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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