Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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amateur +‎ -ism

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