gamer

play
noun gam·er \ˈgā-mər\

Definition of gamer

  1. 1 :  a player who is game; especially :  an athlete who relishes competition

  2. 2 :  a person who plays games; especially :  a person who regularly plays computer or video games

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


First Known Use: 1977


GAMER Defined for English Language Learners

gamer

play
noun gam·er \ˈgā-mər\

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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