amateur night


noun

an entertainment featuring amateur performers, often in competition for prizes.
Informal. an example of or situation marked by flagrant ineptitude: Critics say it's been amateur night at the embassy since the new ambassador took over.

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Also called amateur hour .

Origin of amateur night

First recorded in 1930–35

Words nearby amateur night

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Example sentences from the Web for amateur night

  • Its going to be amateur-night for me, to-morrow is, and no outsiders are urged to attend!

    Believe You Me!|Nina Wilcox Putnam