amateurship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

amateur +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

amateurship (usually uncountable, plural amateurships)

  1. The quality or character of an amateur.
    • 1837, The Athenaeum (page 863)
      This, perhaps, is the most valuable part of the collection to a student either in art or amateurship: but it would altogether shock our English taste, the modishest of any modern, which relishes nothing half so much as portraits of Right Honourables and Dishonourables []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for amateurship in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)