|Origin:||Latin amator 'lover', from amare 'to love'|
someone who does an activity just for pleasure, not as their job [≠ professional]:
a gifted amateur
Mickelson won his first major golf tournament while still an amateur.
someone who you think is not very skilled at something:
You English are a bunch of amateurs when it comes to romance.
an amateur orchestra
amateur dramatics British English (=producing or acting in plays as an interest)
—amateurism noun [uncountable]