from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Semiprofessional: a semipro baseball player.
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- adj. Semiprofessional.
- n. Semiprofessional.
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- n. an athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis
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Several of the short stories were published in semipro and pro markets, and one of the novels got me an agent.
But more than the first game I saw at Ebbets Field, I somehow remember what was called semipro baseball games that my dad used to take me to.
In the South’s strata of black baseball, community teams like the Fair-field Gray Sox were sometimes called semipro, even though compensation wasn’t offered.
I also remember Aboriginal SF, which was what you'd call a semipro zine.
Both my grandfathers played baseball at a high amateur or "semipro" level.
Away from work, Mr. Nesbitt, a semipro hockey player, shifted at 40 to polo at a friend's suggestion.
A national nonprofit program launched in 2003 by Oprah chef Art Smith, Common Threads pairs kids from Title 1 schools with fancy pro chefs like Jamie Oliver and James Beard Award-winning Bernstein and semipro-to-impassioned-amateur cooks like me.
Drew, who also grew up in Georgia, had originally been drafted by the Phillies but refused to sign for the amount of money they were offering; instead he played semipro ball for a year, reentered the draft in 1998, and ended going in the first round to the St. Louis Cardinals.
He coaches Frederick's semipro men's football team, the Outlaws, and has taken them to a 24-2 record over the past two seasons.
Chances are your semipro sale was to one of those -- I haven't checked -- and so none of the people you're upset with would have the least problem with it.