Monday, March 4, 2013


·         a person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis:
o    it takes five years for a top amateur to become a real Tour de France rider
o    his last fight as an amateur
·         a person who is contemptibly inept at a particular activity:
o    that bunch of stumbling amateurs
·         engaging or engaged in without payment; non-professional:
o    an amateur archaeologist
o    amateur athletics
  •         done in an inept or unskilful way:

o    it’s all so amateur!