A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally. (noun)
Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful. (noun)
Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals. (adjective)
Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent. (adjective)
Examples of word amateur
Then it dawned on me that the word "amateur" comes from the French word meaning "to love."
I totally agree with your etymological assessment of the term amateur, I will always be an amateur, never a professional. lichanos
But I don't think the term amateur is being used that way here.
Over the decades, the word amateur changed its meaning.
Over the decades, the word amateur changed from conveying a moral sensibility, into an economic one.