gamer

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gamer, attested since before 1450 as a common noun[1] and possibly since 1248 in the name of one Johannes le Gamer. Equivalent to game (noun) +‎ -er (agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

gamer (plural gamers)

  1. A person who plays any kind of game.
    • 1422, Code of Laws of Walsall:
      [] any dice-player, carder, tennis player, or other unlawful gamer.
    • 2002, Gary Alan Fine, Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds (page 93)
      These dice are the gamers' weapons []
  2. A person whose hobby is video games.
    • 2019, The Scottish Parliament, Motion S5M-15504 [1]
      That the Parliament congratulates the online gamer, Harry Brewis, who is known by the handle HBomberGuy, []
  3. A person who games the system.
    • 2016, Eric Lovald, Hugely Confused:
      [] the real "takers" in this country are commercial gamers of the system who are only in it to swipe a fast buck from the common trust.
  4. (obsolete) A gambler
    • 1845 The Head Quarters, Volume III, Number 22 (December 19, 1845)
      The gamer is farther from restoration even than the drunkard, because what he does he does in the light of sobriety and reason.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (derogatory, Internet slang) A person with racist or bigoted views.
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  • Gulf Arabic: قيمر(gēmar)
  • Danish: gamer
  • French: gamer

Etymology 2[edit]

game (adjective) +‎ -er (former of comparatives)

Adjective[edit]

gamer

  1. comparative form of game: more game

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  1. ^ a. 1450, Code of Laws governing Walsall, in Willmore Hist. (167): "Also it is ordeyned, that who soevyr suffer eny dise-player, carder, tenys player, or other unliefull gamer, to use unlifull games in their house, to lese for ev[er]y suche defaute vi s. viii d."

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English gamer.

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gamer c (singular definite gameren, plural indefinite gamere)

  1. gamer

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English gamer. Equivalent to gamen +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeː.mər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ga‧mer

Noun[edit]

gamer m (plural gamers)

  1. A gamer, someone who plays video games.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English gamer.

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gamer m (plural gamers)

  1. A person whose hobby is video games.
  2. A high-end laptop designed to play video games.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian.

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gamer (Jawi spelling ݢامر‎, informal 1st possessive gamerku, impolite 2nd possessive gamermu, 3rd possessive gamernya)

  1. hesitate to want to make something out of shame etc.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gamer m or f (plural gameres)

  1. gamer