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semiamateur

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

adjective

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


noun

  1. a semiamateur athlete.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of semiamateur1

First recorded in 1975–80

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