shamateur

noun

a sportsperson who is officially an amateur but accepts payment

Nearby words

  1. shama,
  2. shaman,
  3. shamanic,
  4. shamanism,
  5. shamash,
  6. shamba,
  7. shamble,
  8. shambles,
  9. shambolic,
  10. shame

Word Origin for shamateur

C20: from a blend of sham + amateur

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