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Origin of amateur
OTHER WORDS FROM amateurpro·am·a·teur, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amateuramateur , armature
Words nearby amateur
Example sentences from the Web for amateur
In April Christina Massey, a Brooklyn-based artist, created Artists for the USPS, an Instagram-driven group that connected amateur and professional artists in pairs, all as part of a move to help support the service.Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.|Tanya Basu|September 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Obviously, given that these are informal cookbooks full of recipes written by amateur chefs, not everything works.The Joy of Cooking Other People’s ‘Secret Family Recipes’|Amy McCarthy|September 11, 2020|Eater
Alex Hill, a Brooklyn-based amateur chef, is bringing people together through social media.
The technical barriers could prevent millions of amateur investors losing their shirts, which is what happened when the 2017 bubble popped.
These amateurs who think they’re experts don’t stand a chance, but do stand a chance of really getting sucked in.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 20, 2020|Freakonomics
Thankfully, the Coleman kids reached a Burger King, and Wahlberg and his amateur biker gang rode off.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sharp did lots of school plays, which led to a role in amateur operetta, then professional pantomime.
Today, though, professional and amateur historians can build counter-narratives that are hard to dismantle.
Chicago provides crime reporters and amateur scanner-chasers with more grit and brutality than they can handle combined.
That frequency is within the range used by amateur radio operators, so anyone can listen in.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon|Matthew R. Francis|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bud would never leave the old horse to that amateur's tender mercies, but he didn't intend to make it easy for the amateur.A Voice in the Wilderness|Grace Livingston Hill
He was sitting beside me in the amateur roof-garden which Mr. Richards had contrived atop the settlement.The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
Remember this, Amateur, you'll never be too old to go to school, leastways that's what I've found.An Amateur Fireman|James Otis
Of these varieties, the following are distinct, and possess many charming qualities that cannot fail to gratify the amateur.Parsons on the Rose|Samuel Browne Parsons
Amateur theatricals were much less common in those days than at present, and were held as the ne plus ultra of gaiety.Chantry House|Charlotte M. Yonge