gamester

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from game +‎ -ster.

Noun[edit]

gamester (plural gamesters)

  1. A person who plays games.
  2. (video games, nonstandard) One who plays video games.
    • 1990, Popular Mechanics (volume 167, number 3, page 37)
      Gamesters should know that Nintendo is considering a phone link that would allow players to compete via modem in nationwide competitions.
  1. (gambling) A gambler.

Usage notes[edit]

Gamer is the term preferred by players of video games and tabletop role-playing games.

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