amateur night

  1. an entertainment featuring amateur performers, often in competition for prizes.

  2. 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.

Origin of amateur night

First recorded in 1930–35
  • Also called amateur hour .

Words Nearby amateur night Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use amateur night in a sentence

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

    Believe You Me! | Nina Wilcox Putnam