subprofessional

adjective

sub·​pro·​fes·​sion·​al ˌsəb-prə-ˈfesh-nəl How to pronounce subprofessional (audio)
-ˈfe-shə-nᵊl
: functioning or qualified to function below the professional level but distinctly above the clerical or labor level and usually under the supervision of a professionally trained person
subprofessional noun

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subprofessional was in 1941

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“Subprofessional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subprofessional. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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