[ sem-ee-am-uh-choor, ‐cher, ‐ter, ‐am-uh-tur, sem-ahy‐ ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈæm əˌtʃʊər, ‐tʃər, ‐tər, ‐ˌæm əˈtɜr, ˌsɛm aɪ‐ /
retaining amateur status but receiving prize money or support, as from a sponsor, to cover training expenses.
a semiamateur athlete.
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Origin of semiamateur
First recorded in 1975–80
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