What does gamer mean?

A video game player

A gamer is a video game player. It describes a person that loves video games and plays them often.

Stereotypically, a gamer is a person who may be a nerd or geek that lacks social skills but is great at playing video games. He or she may look like a vampire with pale skin and dark shadows under his eyes because he hasn't gone outside in a few days. The term can also refer to a "Pro Gamer," a person who plays video games for a living.


Ever since Super Mario Bros. came out for NES, I knew I was going to be a gamer for life!
Gamer holding an Xbox controller
Gamer holding an Xbox controller

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Updated November 10, 2020

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