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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Other Words from game changer

game-changing adjective
a game-changing discovery

Examples of game changer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is little indication from many labor or district officials that the vaccine will be a game changer in terms of reopening many of the public schools that have remained closed to students since March. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, "Moving California teachers to the front of the vaccine line might not be enough to reopen schools," 7 Jan. 2021 For Mallika, the ability to use smartphones visually and orally has been a game changer. Yasaswini Sampathkumar, Wired, "In India, Smartphones and Cheap Data Are Giving Women a Voice," 4 Jan. 2021 For farmers, having some knowledge about the price of water could be a game changer. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Investors can now trade water futures," 7 Dec. 2020 Liberty junior receiver Evan Stewart, however, is a game changer and a player to keep an eye on. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Previews and predictions for notable high school football games (Dec. 10-12), from bi-district matchups to state semifinals," 9 Dec. 2020 This is where the technical and cultural expertise of gun owners becomes such a game changer. Carol Cruzan Morton, oregonlive, "Gun advocates take the lead in embracing suicide prevention message," 28 Nov. 2020 One major game changer for helping folks in contraceptive deserts is telehealth. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "19 Million Women Live In A Contraceptive Desert. Are You One Of Them?," 18 Nov. 2020 Perfect for the coffee or tea lover in your life, this mug will be an absolute game changer. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "36 gorgeous gift options at Nordstrom under $100," 13 Nov. 2020 But the biggest game changer has been the work-from-home movement, which has encouraged many Americans to upgrade their homes, including boosting resilience. Matt Egan, CNN, "Solar CEO is relieved the next president isn't a climate denier," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of game changer

1993, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2021

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“Game changer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20changer. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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