pro-am
I. adjective Date: 1949 of, relating to, or being an event or a tournament in which professionals team with or compete against amateurs II. noun Date: 1963 a pro-am event or tournament

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  • pro-am — pro ams also pro am N COUNT: oft N n A pro am is a sports competition in which professional and amateur players compete together. ...a sponsored pro am golf tournament …   English dictionary

  • pro-am — [ˌprəu ˈæm US ˌprou ] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: pro + am (from amateur)] a competition, especially in golf, for ↑professionals (=people who play for money) and ↑amateurs (=people who play just for pleasure) >pro am adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pro-am — [ ,prou æm ] noun count a sports event in which professional and AMATEUR players compete together ╾ ,pro am adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pro-am — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving professionals and amateurs. ► NOUN ▪ a pro am event …   English terms dictionary

  • pro-am — [prō′am′] n. a sports competition for both amateurs and professionals, usually as a preliminary to a professional tournament …   English World dictionary

  • pro-am — UK [ˌprəʊˈæm] / US [ˌproʊ ˈæm] noun [countable] Word forms pro am : singular pro am plural pro ams a sports event in which professional and amateur players compete together Derived word: pro am UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

  • pro am — see pro am …   English dictionary

  • pro-am — adjective involving professionals and amateurs. noun a pro am event …   English new terms dictionary

  • pro-am — noun (C) a competition, especially in golf, for professionals (=people who play for money) and amateurs (=people who play just for pleasure) pro am adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pro-am — /ˈproʊ æm/ (say proh am) adjective 1. (in sport) involving both professionals and amateurs. –noun 2. a sporting competition involving both professionals and amateurs. {pro(fessional) + am(ateur)} …   Australian English dictionary

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