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noun (plural pros)

informal
1A professional, especially in sport: a tennis pro
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  • Does he protest when baseball or tennis players become pros right after high school?
  • The sites usually list bios and name some of the professional designations that qualified pros have.
  • Sports staffs now call on country club pros to serve as tennis instructors.

adjective

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(Of a person or an event) professional: a pro golfer
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  • In addition, the pro fitness contest might become a pro figure event instead.
  • As far as the pro teams were concerned, Glasgow enjoyed a good start to the season and got as as far as the semi-finals of the Celtic League, proving that they are becoming more competitive.
  • However, there is an irony in the fact that if the plan to off-load the pro teams is successful they again will need a chief executive.

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with pro

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noun (plural pros)

(usually pros)
An advantage or argument in favour of something: the pros and cons of share ownership
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  • Hopefully you would have seen a more balanced argument to the pros and cons of GM, and that we shouldn't believe every thing we read.
  • The essays in this issue explore the pros and cons, the advantages and dangers of taking human rights seriously.
  • Weighing up the pros and cons, I pressed ‘yes’ and got out of there.

preposition& adverb

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In favour of: [as preposition]: they were pro the virtues of individualism
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  • Prior to Japananese colonization, SK was split between pro-Chinese & pro Japanese factions.
  • ‘If a village was not pro Viet Cong before we came, it sure was after we left,’ one GI observed.
  • I'm as pro business, pro free enterprise as anybody in the country.

Origin

Late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin, literally 'for, on behalf of'.

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