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Being a "pro"

 
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What does it mean to be a "pro"? I have heard this word often in conversations, does it mean to be a master? Is it a slang?
 
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Proficient or professional
Know one more meaning but then this is a family forum, so need to mind my language
 
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That's an abbreviation of "professional", which implies possessing the knowledge that's common to a certain profession, as well as behaving in a way like a good practitioner of that profession would.
 
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Thank you both.
 
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Pro are like this


You guess who is Pro in this picture!
 
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Pro is also used for prostitute, not as an abbreviation but I believe for professional as mentioned before.
Working girl is also used for prostitute, again indicating her status as a professional.
You're a professional in a sense if you get paid to do it, sportsmen and women for instance "go professional".
They may have mastered their craft before the money started rolling in, but the sponsorships make it officially professional.
 
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Ohh now i get what maneesh wanted to say but could not say. Thanks.
 
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Taariq San wrote:Pro is also used for prostitute, not as an abbreviation but I believe for professional as mentioned before.



This may be true in India, but this meaning is not used in the USA.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:

Taariq San wrote:Pro is also used for prostitute, not as an abbreviation but I believe for professional as mentioned before.



This may be true in India, but this meaning is not used in the USA.



I prefer the term Companion.
 
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