Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Amateur beliefs and practices generally.
  • n. The opinion or conviction that sports ought not to be played for money.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The practice, habit, or work of an amateur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of any art, occupation, game, etc., as a pastime or an accomplishment, and not as a profession; the quality of being an amateur.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money

Etymologies

amateur +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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