[[t]ˌsɛm i prəˈfɛʃ ə nl, ˌsɛm aɪ-[/t]] adj.
1) actively engaged in some field for pay but on a part-time basis:
semiprofessional ball players[/ex]
2) engaged in by semiprofessional people:
semiprofessional football[/ex]
3) a person who is semiprofessional
Etymology: 1895–1900 sem`i•pro•fes′sion•al•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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