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gamer

play
noun gam·er \ˈgā-mər\

Simple Definition of gamer

  • : a person who plays games and especially video or computer games

  • : a person who is game; especially : an athlete who tries very hard to win games, competitions, etc.

Full Definition of gamer

  1. 1 :  a player who is game; especially :  an athlete who relishes competition

  2. 2 :  a person who plays games; especially :  a person who regularly plays computer or video games

Circa 1630

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circa 1630

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