- actively engaged in some field or sport for pay but on a part-time basis: semiprofessional baseball players.
- engaged in by paid, part-time people: semiprofessional football.
- having some features of professional work but requiring less knowledge, skill, and judgment: a semiprofessional job.
- a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.
Origin of semiprofessional
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Examples from the Web for semi-professional
For the next hour and half I was the willing sex slave of a semi-professional Master I had met through a friend.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
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He strolled in with a semi-professional air, and shook hands with affability.Vice Versa
As a matter of fact, Jim Pink was a sort of semi-professional minstrel.Birthright
Contact with these gave Terry Sheehan a semi-professional tone.Cheerful--By Request
Miss Quaver, with her staccato notes and semi-professional minauderies, is not exactly a queen of song.
Its one setback had come from a semi-professional outfit of Dunkirk, and that score had been only seven to four against Lakeville.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High
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- (of a person) engaged in an activity or sport part-time but for pay
- (of an activity or sport) engaged in by semiprofessional people
- of or relating to a person whose activities are professional in some respectsa semiprofessional pianist
- a semiprofessional person
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Word Origin and History for semi-professional
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