player

[ pley-er ]
/ ˈpleɪ ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. playbroker,
  2. playclothes,
  3. playday,
  4. playdown,
  5. played out,
  6. player character,
  7. player piano,
  8. playfellow,
  9. playful,
  10. playfully

Origin of player

before 1000; Middle English pleyer, Old English plegere. See play, -er1

Related formscoun·ter·play·er, nounnon·play·er, nounself-play·er, nounsu·per·play·er, noun

Player

[ pley-er ]
/ ˈpleɪ ər /

noun

Gary,born 1935, South African golfer.
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British Dictionary definitions for player

player

/ (ˈpleɪə) /

noun

Player

/ (ˈpleɪə) /

noun

Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African golfer: winner of nine major championships (1959–78), including the British Open (1959, 1968, 1974)
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Word Origin and History for player

player

n.

Old English plegere, agent noun from play (v.). Stage sense is from mid-15c. As a pimp's word for himself (also playa), attested from 1974. Player-piano attested from 1901.

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