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acupuncturist a person, esp. a physician, chiropractor, or healthcare professional, who practices acupuncture.
Althea Gibson U.S. professional tennis player, who was the first African-American woman to win all the major world singles tennis titles (b.1927--d.2003).
amateur of or pertaining to an amateur or amateurs; not professional. [1/5 definitions]
amateurish not of professional or expert quality; characteristic of an amateur; lacking skill.
Babe Ruth U.S. professional baseball player, celebrated for his ability to hit home runs and for generating public interest in the sport of baseball; born George Herman Ruth (b.1895--d.1948).
beat one's regular professional territory or subject matter. [1/15 definitions]
big-league of, concerning, or suitable for a top professional sports league, esp. one of the baseball major leagues. [1/2 definitions]
boxer a professional prizefighter. [1/2 definitions]
brain drain (informal) the loss of professional or intellectual persons from one country or company to another that offers better pay, opportunities, or advantages.
cantatrice (Italian and French) a professional female singer.
card shark a professional cheater at cards; card sharp. [1/2 definitions]
caterer a person or business that provides professional food services, as for meetings, parties, and the like.
chef a skilled or professional cook, esp. one in charge of a hotel or restaurant kitchen.
chemical engineering the professional, scientific, or industrial use of chemistry and chemical products; technology of chemistry.
chiropody the professional treatment of minor ailments of the human foot; podiatry.
circle the people and activities of a defined social or professional context. [1/8 definitions]
client one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional. [1/3 definitions]
clientele the group of clients or customers served by a professional person or business.
comedian a professional entertainer who specializes in telling jokes, acting in humorous skits, and the like. [1/3 definitions]
comic a comedian, esp. a professional entertainer specializing in comedy. [1/6 definitions]
conference an organized meeting of persons with common interests, esp. professional interests, for the purpose of sharing information and opinions. [1/3 definitions]