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gamester

[geym-ster]
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noun
  1. a gambler.
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Origin of gamester

First recorded in 1545–55; game1 + -ster
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Related Words

backer, gambler, player, speculator, bookie, bookmaker, cardsharp, crapshooter, dicer, plunger, risktaker, shill

Examples from the Web for gamester

Historical Examples

  • She was, besides being a gamester and a politician—what do you think?

    Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Gamester—wretch, as I am, my soul never stooped to falsehood!

  • Every man of substance—not a Puritan—was at that time a gamester.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • I suppose there must be only one gamester in the family; eh!

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Are you to let him go off triumphantly, because he is a gamester as well as a cheat?

    St. Ronan's Well

    Sir Walter Scott


British Dictionary definitions for gamester

gamester

noun
  1. a person who habitually plays games for money; gambler
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