gam·​er | \ ˈgā-mər How to pronounce gamer (audio) \

Definition of gamer

1 : a player who is game especially : an athlete who relishes competition
2 : a person who plays games especially : a person who regularly plays computer or video games

Examples of gamer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The average gamer spends around $76 each month, $912 a year and more than $58,300 over a lifetime, according to All Home Connections, a gaming and technology research company that surveyed more than 1,000 gamers about their spending habits. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2022 Elba spoke further about his history as a gamer and the range of inspirations for Knuckles, including the actor’s own parents. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 This is quite a transformation for someone who grew up as a gamer, when all that was cool make-believe. Steven Levy, Wired, 14 Mar. 2022 As a young gamer, I was taught that moderation in gaming and limiting my screen time was vitally important for maintaining my mental and physical health and preventing burnout. Tyler Gallagher, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2022 The cooler comes with a 4.9-foot (1.5 m) USB-C to USB-C cable, but this seems like it could be burdensome when gaming on the go, as a mobile gamer is inclined to do. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2021 As a trans gamer — and someone whose YouTube page was primarily used to educate people on her experience as a trans person — Peloza knows the environment that can be created when harassment and convos about identity enter the chat. Katherine Singh,, 16 Feb. 2022 Fils-Aimé already was a gamer, owning a Super Nintendo, PS2 and an Xbox at the time a recruiter contacted him about the potential Nintendo executive opening. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2022 Ironically, in an immersive virtual world of seemingly infinite options, an indecisive adult can still very much be a decisive gamer. Jamie Valentino, Wired, 22 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gamer

1977, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gamer

in sense 1, from game entry 2 + -er entry 2; in sense 2 going back to Middle English, from game, gamen game entry 1 + -er -er entry 2

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15 May 2022

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“Gamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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