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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who performs for pleasure rather than money.

Usage examples (38)
  • Every artist was first an amateur.
  • An amateur painter
  • Then it dawned on me that the word "amateur" comes from the French word meaning "to love."
  • The word amateur comes from the Latin amator, meaning to love. for more
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