games·​man | \ ˈgāmz-mən How to pronounce gamesman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of gamesman

: one who practices gamesmanship also : one who plays games

Examples of gamesman in a Sentence

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First Known Use of gamesman

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gamesman

back-formation from gamesmanship, or from games, plural of game entry 1 + man entry 1 (after sportsman)

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“Gamesman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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