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[geym-ster] /ˈgeɪm stər/
a gambler.
Origin of gamester
1545-55; game1 + -ster Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I must go to my work; 'tis "The gamester" to-night; I wish it were over.

    Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble
  • Is it any diminution of the gamester's fraud when he alledges that he has staked a counter?'

    The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
  • Messrs. Blanc, who created the place, knew very well ruling passion of gamester.

  • Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student from his book, and it is wonderful.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
  • You have been playing like a gamester for the sake of my fortune.

    Cursed by a Fortune George Manville Fenn
  • She was, besides being a gamester and a politician—what do you think?

  • Your life, while thus engaged, is that of a gamester—call it by what smoother name you may.

    The Young Man's Guide William A. Alcott
  • I suppose there must be only one gamester in the family; eh!

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • Your lordship has been something of a gamester already, and—or so I gather—with little profit.

    The Lion's Skin Rafael Sabatini
  • 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


a person who habitually plays games for money; gambler
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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