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
Recent Examples of gamer from the Web
For Ink, pairing with the celebrated franchise was a match made in gamer heaven.
The Indians will welcome the Oakland Athletics to town for a four-gamer series beginning with a 4:10 p.m. ET tilt on Monday.
Dressing as Wonder Woman and doing a strip tease for your nerdy gamer boyfriend?
In recognition of a Major League Gaming event happening this weekend at the Meadowlands, The New York Times has a profile of Lil’ Poison, the 9-year-old pro gamer from Long Island, New York.
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GAMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gamer for English Language Learners
: 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.
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