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semiprofessional

[sem-ee-pruh-fesh-uh-nl, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i prəˈfɛʃ ə nl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
actively engaged in some field or sport for pay but on a part-time basis:
semiprofessional baseball players.
2.
engaged in by paid, part-time people:
semiprofessional football.
3.
having some features of professional work but requiring less knowledge, skill, and judgment:
a semiprofessional job.
noun
4.
a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; semi- + professional
Related forms
semiprofessionally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for semi-professional

semiprofessional

/ˌsɛmɪprəˈfɛʃənəl/
adjective
1.
(of a person) engaged in an activity or sport part-time but for pay
2.
(of an activity or sport) engaged in by semiprofessional people
3.
of or relating to a person whose activities are professional in some respects: a semiprofessional pianist
noun
4.
a semiprofessional person
Derived Forms
semiprofessionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for semi-professional
adj.

1824, from semi- + professional (adj.). As a noun from 1843. Related: Semi-professionally.

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