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semiprofessional

[ sem-ee-pruh-fesh-uh-nl, sem-ahy- ]

adjective

  1. actively engaged in some field or sport for pay but on a part-time basis:

    semiprofessional baseball players.

  2. engaged in by paid, part-time people:

    semiprofessional football.

  3. having some features of professional work but requiring less knowledge, skill, and judgment:

    a semiprofessional job.



noun

  1. a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.

semiprofessional

/ ˌsɛmɪprəˈfɛʃənəl /

adjective

  1. (of a person) engaged in an activity or sport part-time but for pay
  2. (of an activity or sport) engaged in by semiprofessional people
  3. of or relating to a person whose activities are professional in some respects

    a semiprofessional pianist



noun

  1. a semiprofessional person

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Derived Forms

  • ˌsemiproˈfessionally, adverb

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Other Words From

  • semi·pro·fession·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of semiprofessional1

First recorded in 1895–1900; semi- + professional

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Example Sentences

For a few years after his dad retired from the semiprofessional team, he still played in this annual game against the New York City Fire Department because of what it meant.

A total of 736 clubs from England and Wales entered this year’s FA Cup, the 140th, which opens with amateur and semiprofessional teams playing in preliminary rounds.

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