- gamer girl,
- games console,
- games, theory of,
Origin of gamer
adjective, gam·er, gam·est.
verb (used without object), gamed, gam·ing.
verb (used with object), gamed, gam·ing.
Origin of game1
Origin of game2
Examples from the Web for gamer
And anyone who disagrees need look no further than the addition of adjectives to the Gamer.Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves|Alec Kubas-Meyer|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This means pretty much anyone, gamer or otherwise, can sit down and be dodging green shells within minutes.‘Mario Kart 8’ May Be Nintendo’s Shell-Throwing Savior|Alec Kubas-Meyer|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Depending on the setting this allows the gamer to actually listen to his assailant.
Matt DeLuca profiles the gamer and the former Navy SEAL who were among the dead.
"There ain't a gamer old bird in the valley than Pop," Jeff cried.Cow-Country|B. M. Bower
It does not make the small-mouth bass a gamer fish by disparaging the large-mouth.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
Gamer or better fish than these bream no fisherman could desire.Australian Pictures|Howard Willoughby
And never had Duane bestrode a gamer, swifter, stancher beast.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
A gamer man never pulled his shirt off; but the other is too strong for him.Rodney Stone|Arthur Conan Doyle
- wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit
- (as modifier)game laws
Word Origin for game
Word Origin for game
1620s, "an athlete," agent noun from game (v.). Meaning "one devoted to playing video or computer games" is attested from 1999. Gamester is attested from 1590s but meant "prostitute" (cf. old slang the first game ever played "copulation"), later "a man fit and ready for anything, a player" (mid-17c.).
Old English gamen "game, joy, fun, amusement," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian game "joy, glee," Old Norse gaman, Old Saxon, Old High German gaman "sport, merriment," Danish gamen, Swedish gamman "merriment"), regarded as identical with Gothic gaman "participation, communion," from Proto-Germanic *ga- collective prefix + *mann "person," giving a sense of "people together."
Meaning "contest played according to rules" is first attested c.1300. Sense of "wild animals caught for sport" is late 13c.; hence fair game (1825), also gamey. Game plan is 1941, from U.S. football; game show first attested 1961.
"lame," 1787, from north Midlands dialect, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of gammy (tramps' slang) "bad," or from Old North French gambe "leg" (see gambol (n.)).
"brave, spirited," 1725, especially in game-cock "bird for fighting," from game (n.). Middle English had gamesome (adj.) "joyful, playful, sportive."
In addition to the idioms beginning with game
- game is not worth the candle, the
- game is up, the
- game that two can play, that's a
- ahead of the game
- at this stage (of the game)
- badger game
- beat someone at his or her own game
- call someone's bluff (game)
- confidence game
- end game
- fair game
- fun and games
give away (the game)losing battle (game)name of the gameonly game in townplay a waiting gameplay gamesplay the gamewaiting gamewhole new ball game.