Origin of professional
Related Words for professionalexperienced, skillful, licensed, efficient, qualified, competent, specialist, pro, expert, artist, ace, crackerjack, slick, adept, sharp, there, star, pundit, brain, wizard
Examples from the Web for professional
Contemporary Examples of professional
Texas offers not just place to its actual or potential new residents, but professional possibilities.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
In fact, I publicly vowed to abstain from The Ball in 2012, but professional responsibilities and curiosity got the better of me.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots
December 26, 2014
Soon thereafter, Bentivolio was asked to play Santa in downtown Milford and became a professional.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
“By no means are we Grade A professional consultants,” Goff said.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
A professional ballroom dancer and instructor, her name reflects a parallel that runs in both BDSM and dance: symbiosis.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of professional
Robert, though not a professional fisherman, was not wholly inexperienced.Brave and Bold
Excuse me, Mr. Vavasor, but how do you know I am not a professional singer?
I mean, how then do you know I am not a professional singer?
A professional would have been shocked by some of its appointments.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Now and then their professional discussions ended in something different.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- extremely competent in a job, etc
- (of a piece of work or anything performed) produced with competence or skill
early 15c., of religious orders; 1747 of careers (especially of the skilled or learned trades from c.1793); see profession. In sports, opposed to amateur, from 1846. Related: Professionally.
"one who does it for a living," 1798, from professional (adj.).