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

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Recent Examples on the Web His mother was a homemaker, his father a coal miner and semipro pitcher. Washington Post, "Phil Niekro, baseball’s Hall of Fame master of the knuckleball, dies at 81," 30 Dec. 2020 The other, Toni Stone, played second base for the semipro San Francisco Sea Lions in the late 1940s and later became the first woman to play on professional baseball teams with men. John King,, "Giants’ Mission Rock megaproject starting to take shape across from Oracle Park," 1 Jan. 2021 That means the players traveled across the country playing against local semipro teams or other barnstorming teams, including White professional teams. Washington Post, "Negro Leagues get long-due respect as part of MLB," 23 Dec. 2020 Several Rocks alumni have gone on to play either semipro or professional football, including Mike Rumph, Brandon Flowers, Al Wallace, Preston Parker, Lance Frazier, Corey Banks, Bobby Butler, Central McCellion, David Clowney and Jason Geathers. Gary Curreri,, "Delray Rocks football program recognized for efforts," 16 Oct. 2020 His father worked for Con Edison and played on its semipro baseball team, and his mother was a bookkeeper at an A&P grocery. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Whitey Ford, Beloved Yankees Pitcher Who Confounded Batters, Dies at 91," 9 Oct. 2020 Mickey Deutschman, long-time junior college and high school baseball coach, scout, and the driving force behind the semipro Barona Stars, died Wednesday night. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man behind Barona Stars, long-time JC and prep coach dies," 25 Sep. 2020 Everything pointed to Hernandez’s conviction for murdering another footballer (semipro linebacker Odin Lloyd) — or at the very least a fair amount of psychological distress. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "Be a Good Sport," 10 Aug. 2020 Bender was pitching for a semipro team when a scout for the A's signed him. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "White Earth to World Series: Charles Bender's bittersweet baseball story," 8 Aug. 2020

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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