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noun [countable] amateur pronunciation in British English /ˈæmətə(r)/amateur pronunciation in British English /ˈæmətʃʊə(r)/
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singularamateur
pluralamateurs
  1. 1
    someone who does something because they enjoy it instead of as a job
  2. 2
    someone who does not do something very well

    Let’s show them what a bunch of amateurs they are.

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