semiamateur

[sem-ee-am-uh-choo r, ‐cher, ‐ter, ‐am-uh-tur, sem-ahy‐]

adjective

retaining amateur status but receiving prize money or support, as from a sponsor, to cover training expenses.

noun

a semiamateur athlete.

Origin of semiamateur

First recorded in 1975–80
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