- adj. and n. abbr. pro
1) (usu. sports) to turn professional (he turned professional at the age of twenty)USAGE NOTE: A professional tennis player and a professional golfer compete for money. A tennis professional and a golf pro coach for money, usu. at clubs.
2) a real, true professional (she is a real professional) ('she does her work seriously and well')
Combinatory dictionary. 2013.
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