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paraprofessional

[par-uh-pruh-fesh-uh-nl]
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noun
  1. a person trained to assist a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or other professional, but not licensed to practice in the profession.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to paraprofessionals.
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Origin of paraprofessional

First recorded in 1965–70; para-1 + professional
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Related Words for paraprofessional

backup, servant, companion, collaborator, attendant, apprentice, temp, help, deputy, aide, follower, partner, subordinate, supporter, accomplice, coadjutor, abettor, henchman, adjunct, ally

Word Origin and History for paraprofessional

adj.

1962, from para- (1) + professional (adj.). As a noun from 1968.

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