One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the crew were all amateurs who had paid £15,000 apiece for the trip’
non-professional, non-specialist, layman, layperson
dilettante, dabbler, potterer, trifler
enthusiast, devotee, fan, … lover
informal buff, ham
2‘what a bunch of amateurs’
bungler, blunderer, incompetent, bumbler
British informal bodger
1‘it is still largely an amateur sport’
non-professional, non-specialist, lay
2‘they may scoff at others' amateur efforts’
incompetent, inept, useless, unskilful, inexpert, clumsy, maladroit, gauche, blundering, bungling, bumbling, amateurish, botched, crude
British informal bodged
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