the·​ater·​go·​er | \ ˈthē-ə-tər-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce theatergoer (audio) \

Definition of theatergoer

: a person who frequently goes to the theater

Other Words from theatergoer

theatergoing \ ˈthē-​ə-​tər-​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce theatergoer (audio) , -​gȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun or adjective

Examples of theatergoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web LuPone, 73, wasn't having it Tuesday after a theatergoer didn't appear to wear their mask covering their nose. Pamela Avila, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 But his own horizons as a theatergoer were significantly broader than that. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 Angela Hughes, a die-hard theatergoer who lives in Northern Virginia, has enrolled in 16 of Theater J’s virtual classes. Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2021 The Fringe seeks to address every type of theatergoer, from those itching to be back in person to those who are still skittish. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 Imagine, then, a time around Christmas, when a Washington-area theatergoer might find a delicious opportunity, too: to go from show to show to show, and get an in-depth exposure to a Broadway yet to come. Washington Post, 24 July 2021 Breaking habits in the theater is a tough business, and nothing perhaps vexes playgoers more than a drama that doesn’t dictate what a theatergoer is supposed to think. Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 To which the Broadway-loving theatergoer can only say: Welcome back, Sutton — and don’t stay away so long next time., 4 May 2021 How to regain theatergoer investment after such a long hiatus is the looming question. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of theatergoer

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Theatergoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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