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  1. a person who attends the theater often or habitually.
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Origin of playgoer

First recorded in 1815–25; play + goer
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Related Words for playgoer

gathering, crowd, gallery, congregation, public, market, observer, viewer, bystander, fan, onlooker, theatergoer, assembly, house, following, turnout, assemblage, admirers, hearers, looker

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Historical Examples of playgoer

  • That was a splendid time for the so-called "country" playgoer.

    Ellen Terry and Her Sisters

    T. Edgar Pemberton

  • These are the things playgoers—and who is not a playgoer these days?

  • The Elizabethan playgoer had no desire to bias the judgment of the dramatist.

  • The opposition is the firm and narrow mind of the British playgoer.

  • He discovered that he had quite a number of startling ideas about theatre-construction, based on his own experience as a playgoer.

    The Regent

    E. Arnold Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for playgoer


  1. a person who goes to theatre performances, esp frequently
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