noun sham·a·teur·ism \ˈshaməˌtərˌizəm, -ətəˌri-, -əˌt(y)u̇(ə)rˌi-, -əˌchu̇(ə)rˌi-, -əchəˌri-\

Definition of shamateurism



  1. :  the practice of treating certain athletes as amateurs so that they will be eligible for amateur competition while subsidizing them with illegal payments or with excessive expense money

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Origin and Etymology of shamateurism

blend of 3sham and amateurism

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capable of being understood in two ways

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