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 (sĕm′ē-prō′, sĕm′ī-)
adj. Informal
Semiprofessional: a semipro baseball player.

sem′i·pro′ n.
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adj, n, pl -pros
(General Sporting Terms) short for semiprofessional
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(adj. ˈsɛm iˌproʊ, ˈsɛm aɪ-; n. ˌsɛm iˈproʊ, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

adj., n., pl. -pros.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semipro - an athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis
pro, professional - an athlete who plays for pay
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Thanking fans for messages about the surgery, Jamie said last night: "I was worried about it but your messages made my day." He left League One side Gillingham FC in 2016 and played with semipro Billericay Town last season.
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