Meaning of amateur night

am'ateur night"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an entertainment featuring amateur performers, often in competition for prizes.
  2. an example of or situation marked by flagrant ineptitude:Also called Critics say it's been amateur night at the embassy since the new ambassador took over.
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