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

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While that might be useful for some gamers out there, most consumers will likely be more concerned about how that processor helps with battery life. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Everything Apple announced at today’s September event," 10 Sep. 2019 Laptops Predator Triton 700 — PT715-51-71W9 ($1,699.99, originally $2,699.99; Acer's Predator Triton line is fantastic for gamers, and this step down from the highest-tier version still packs quite the punch. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "Score 20% off on all Acer products," 31 Aug. 2019 There’s almost no way for shooting games not to endorse guns through flattering portrayals, especially if gamers themselves are the ones mining that connection. Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, "Why It’s So Hard to Stop Marketing Guns in Video Games," 19 Aug. 2019 From Hideo Kojima's inscrutable Death Stranding to the first core Pokémon games to come to the Nintendo Switch with Pokémon Sword and Shield, the latter half of 2019 is set to be explosive for gamers of all stripes. Brittany Vincent, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Best Games of 2019 (So Far)," 15 July 2019 As venture capitalists began pouring money into gaming — seeing big potential in leagues and massive online audiences — the influx of cash created ample opportunity for talented gamers. Dugan Arnett,, "Father, son ‘all-in’ on teen’s bid for eSports stardom," 6 July 2019 One big exception is gamers looking to upgrade for 4K compatibility. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Should You Buy a PS4 or Xbox Now, or Wait for the New Models? How to Decide," 21 June 2019 The plaintiffs got a break when Unicorn Riot, an alternative media site, posted hacked exchanges between the plaintiffs on Discord, a chat site for gamers. Ron Kampeas,, "This Jewish lawyer wants to break the back of the violent white nationalist movement," 18 June 2019 Budget gamers will be especially pleased by the price though: AMD will still charge $99 for the APU. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "AMD's new Ryzen 3000 APUs give budget gamers an affordable taste of Radeon Vega," 12 June 2019

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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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The first known use of gamer was in 1977

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English Language Learners Definition of gamer

: a person who plays games and especially video or computer games
informal : a person who is game especially : an athlete who tries very hard to win games, competitions, etc.

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