[ pley-goh-er ]
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  1. a person who attends the theater often or habitually.

Origin of playgoer

First recorded in 1815–25; play + goer

Words Nearby playgoer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use playgoer in a sentence

  • Bravo to Round House for offering a variety of options to playgoers, including nights with socially distanced seating, a video version that goes online later in the month and tickets with a flexible conversion policy, from in-person to digital.

  • The playgoer no longer demands whatever of primal passion is presented to him to be dressed in doublet and hose.

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

    Ellen Terry and Her Sisters | T. Edgar Pemberton
  • Lastly, I love the theatre, and have been an enthusiastic playgoer.

    The English Stage | Augustin Filon
  • It takes the playgoer a long way back, to be thinking about this old piece and the casts that it has had upon the American stage.

    Shadows of the Stage | William Winter

British Dictionary definitions for playgoer


/ (ˈpleɪˌɡəʊə) /

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

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