Amateur (noun)

A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis.

Origin:

From the french word "amateur" meaning lover, enthusiast, from old french and ultimately from latin amatorem (nominative amator) meaning lover, from amare meaning to love.

Examples:

  1. He was an amateur golfer before turning professional.
  2. The amateur photographer took many beautiful pictures.
  3. She was an amateur singer before becoming a professional.
  4. The amateur astronomer built his own telescope.
  5. The amateur cook made a delicious dinner for his friends.
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