game changer

noun
variants: or game-changer

Definition of game changer 

: a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

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game-changing adjective
a game-changing discovery

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For the past 28 years, Glamour's Women of the Year Awards has honored game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. Glamour, "Follow Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year Summit Live," 11 Nov. 2018 The 16-year-old game changer recently teamed up with Aussie Hair Care to dream up a mural inspired by the brand's Purple Lining initiative. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "Autumn de Forest and Aussie Hair Care Team Up for Wynwood Walls Mural in Miami," 28 Aug. 2018 The game changer was a second Journal report, in January, that Cohen had arranged a $130,000 payment to keep Daniels from talking to the press before the election. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "Stormy Daniels has successfully navigated the media ‘puke funnel’," 10 Mar. 2018 For the low-maintenance adventurer, these things could be a game changer on summer road trips. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "This 1970s "Super Bugger" Is the Vintage Camper We Never Knew We Needed," 5 Apr. 2017 As a number of critics have written, just seeing an all-Asian cast in complex roles is a game changer; the film challenges racial expectations and brings underrepresented voices before a huge audience. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians is a dazzling, sumptuous success," 18 Aug. 2018 The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey’s ruling system into an executive presidency. Washington Post, "A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan’s power," 22 June 2018 The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive presidency. Zeynep Bilginsoy, Fox News, "A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power," 22 June 2018 The game changers would be the GOP Senators Murkowski and Collins. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, "For women senators, court nomination touches a very personal issue," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of game changer

1993, in the meaning defined above

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game changer

noun

Financial Definition of game changer

What It Is

A game changer is a person or thing that radically changes an industry or a company.

How It Works

For instance, when Apple introduced the iPod, the product was a game changer. It revolutionized the way in which music was purchased and consumed. Though other companies had already launched MP3 players, Apple's product had a more attractive design, a big marketing budget, and, most important, a music platform (iTunes) that virtually dictated how music would be distributed going forward.

Why It Matters

Game changers are disruptive. They are sometimes crazy ideas. But if they work, they can be wildly lucrative. Unfortunately, they don't come along often.

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