gamer

noun gam·er \ ˈgā-mər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of gamer

in sense 1, from 3game + 2-er; in sense 2 going back to Middle English, from game, gamen 1game + -er 2-er


GAMER Defined for English Language Learners

gamer

noun

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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