mov·​ie·​go·​er ˈmü-vē-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce moviegoer (audio)
ˈmü-vē-ˌgō-iŋ How to pronounce moviegoer (audio)
noun often attributive

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As a moviegoer, Jonathan could be more open and forgiving. Jon Mooallem, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 And memories of being a young moviegoer himself, in Detroit. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2022 Only this time, Keenan Thompson’s regular moviegoer isn’t entirely sold on Kidman’s gilded aphorisms or the audience’s rapturous embrace of her message. Brent Lang, Variety, 2 Oct. 2022 Does that come from your own habits as a moviegoer? Akiva Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2022 Next weekend will likely see a major rise in moviegoer turnout when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters. Justine Browning,, 7 Nov. 2022 While overall attendance is still down compared to prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, moviegoer confidence is at an all-time high as a parade of summer tentpoles wait in the wings to finally open. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 May 2022 Obsession is the name of the game, which a cautious moviegoer might assume this coquettish widow is banking on. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 Oct. 2022 But, c’mon, what regular moviegoer isn’t going to line up for this one? Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moviegoer was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Moviegoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


mov·​ie·​go·​er -ˌgō(-ə)r How to pronounce moviegoer (audio)
: a person who frequently attends the movies

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