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semiamateur

[sem-ee-am-uh-choo r, ‐cher, ‐ter, ‐am-uh-tur, sem-ahy‐] /ˌsɛm iˈæm əˌtʃʊər, ‐tʃər, ‐tər, ‐ˌæm əˈtɜr, ˌsɛm aɪ‐/
adjective
1.
retaining amateur status but receiving prize money or support, as from a sponsor, to cover training expenses.
noun
2.
a semiamateur athlete.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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