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Player

[pley-er] /ˈpleɪ ər/
noun
1.
Gary, born 1935, South African golfer.
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British Dictionary definitions for gary player

player

/ˈpleɪə/
noun
1.
a person who participates in or is skilled at some game or sport
2.
a person who plays a game or sport professionally
3.
a person who plays a musical instrument
4.
an actor
5.
(informal) a participant, esp a powerful one, in a particular field of activity a leading city player
6.
7.
the playing mechanism in a Pianola

Player

/ˈpleɪə/
noun
1.
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 gary 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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Slang definitions & phrases for gary player

player

noun
  1. A bettor: A lot of players are avoiding OTB (1483+)
  2. : some of his fellow ''players'' (as pimps refer to themselves) (1974+)
  3. An active participant: Man, I'm a player. I gotta be watched (mid-1980s+)
Related Terms

chalk-eater, horseplayer, piccolo player


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