gamer

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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.
  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.
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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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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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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