actively engaged in some field or sport for pay but on a part-time basis: semiprofessional baseball players.
engaged in by paid, part-time people: semiprofessional football.
a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.
- sem·i·pro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use semiprofessional in a sentence
For the next hour and half I was the willing sex slave of a semi-professional Master I had met through a friend.
“After all that work, we reached a point where we were almost semi-professional,” says a chuckling Brancowitz.Phoenix on New Album ‘Bankrupt!’ and Journey to Rock Superstardom | Marlow Stern | April 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its one setback had come from a semi-professional outfit of Dunkirk, and that score had been only seven to four against Lakeville.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High | Leslie W. Quirk
But this was not because Miss Sandys was an ogress, rather because she herself had grown semi-professional even in holiday trim.Girlhood and Womanhood | Sarah Tytler
It was discovered that the mother was totally ignorant of the semi-professional life her daughters had been leading.A New Conscience And An Ancient Evil | Jane Addams
Many of the troubles of inventors can be traced originally to certain semi-professional men who call themselves patent attorneys.The Submarine in War and Peace | Simon Lake
I suppose he picks up a few dollars now and then by pitching for semi-professional teams.Baseball Joe, Home Run King | Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for semiprofessional
(of a person) engaged in an activity or sport part-time but for pay
(of an activity or sport) engaged in by semiprofessional people
of or relating to a person whose activities are professional in some respects: a semiprofessional pianist
a semiprofessional person
- semiprofessionally, adverb
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