play·​go·​er ˈplā-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce playgoer (audio)
: a person who frequently attends plays

Examples of playgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shakespeare is the darling of readers, playgoers and critics alike. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2023 No playgoer would be granted such intimate privilege. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2022 The least white playgoers — who remain an overwhelming majority on most nights in the nation’s mainstream theaters — can do is come and hear them out, these dramatists seem to be saying. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2019 Each new revelation contains a throat-catching element that allows playgoers to view these characters in a different light. Daily Pilot, 14 Oct. 2019 His vacuous wife is well played by Teresa Ganzel, whom playgoers may remember from TV’s old days as Johnny Carson's sidekick. Tom Titus,, 6 June 2019 Some playgoers may wish that Ludwig had applied the same attention to detail to the political implications of Robin Hood lore., 1 July 2019 Challenge me’ Audience surveys and Tessitura tell the management that these sophisticated suburban playgoers want challenge as well as comfort. John Timpane,, 13 Apr. 2018 The total running time of the two productions is about two and a half hours; playgoers who want to get the full impact can see both shows in succession on Saturdays. James Hebert,, 3 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playgoer was in 1777

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“Playgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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