- Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur; not seeming professional or polished.
- 1964 September, “New Books: The History of Railways. By Erwin Berghaus. Barrie & Rockcliff. 35s.”, in Modern Railways, page 222:
- Some of the photographs are new and interesting, but many captions are amateurish, uninformative or simply careless.
reflecting the efforts of an amateur