[ sem-ee-pruh-fesh-uh-nl, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i prəˈfɛʃ ə nl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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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.
having some features of professional work but requiring less knowledge, skill, and judgment: a semiprofessional job.
a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.
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OTHER WORDS FROM semiprofessionalsem·i·pro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use semiprofessional in a sentence
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.With an Adele song as its battle cry, a lowly English soccer club looks to rewrite history|Glynn A. Hill|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for semiprofessional
/ (ˌsɛmɪprəˈfɛʃənəl) /
(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 respectsa semiprofessional pianist
a semiprofessional person
Derived forms of semiprofessionalsemiprofessionally, adverb
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