/ (ˈʃæməˌtɜː, -ˌtjʊə, -tə, -tʃə) /
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a sportsperson who is officially an amateur but accepts payment
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Word Origin for shamateur
C20: from a blend of sham + amateur
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