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nonprofessional

[ non-pruh-fesh-uh-nl ]
/ ˌnɒn prəˈfɛʃ ə nl /
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adjective
not a member of or trained in a specific profession.
Sports. not offering or engaged in for payment or a monetary prize; amateur: a nonprofessional league; a nonprofessional player.
noun
a person who is not a professional.
an amateur athlete.
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Origin of nonprofessional

First recorded in 1795–1805; non- + professional

OTHER WORDS FROM nonprofessional

non·pro·fes·sion·al·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nonprofessional

nonprofessional
/ (ˌnɒnprəˈfɛʃənəl) /

adjective
not of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in a profession
not undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid
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