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shamateur

/ (ˈʃæməˌtɜː, -ˌtjʊə, -tə, -tʃə) /

noun

a sportsperson who is officially an amateur but accepts payment

Nearby words

shama, shaman, shamanic, shamanism, shamash, shamateur, shamba, shamble, shambles, shambolic, shame

Word Origin for shamateur

C20: from a blend of sham + amateur
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