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An evening set aside at a musical or theatrical venue for amateur performers; a talent show. Also in extended use: a period characterized by a lack of professionalism; an example of amateurishness or ineptitude.
Resembling or characteristic of an amateur night; inept, shambolic, amateurish.
Informalamateur night in Dixie: used as the type of amateurishness or ineptitude.
Mid 19th century. From amateur + night.
amateur night/ˈamət(ʃ)ə ˌnʌɪt/
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