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pro-am

[proh-am] /ˈproʊˈæm/
adjective
1.
including both professionals and amateurs.
noun
2.
any sporting event in which professionals play with amateurs.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; pro(fessional)-am(ateur)
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-am

pro-am

/ˈprəʊˈæm/
adjective
1.
(of a golf tournament, snooker tournament, etc) involving both professional and amateur players
noun
2.
a sporting tournament involving both professional and amateur players
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Word Origin and History for pro-am
adj.

"including professional and amateur players," 1949.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pro-am

pro-am

adjective

Admitting or including both professional and amateur performers, esp athletes; open: apro-am golf tournament (1949+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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