Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who plays games, especially a gambler.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A merry, frolicsome person.
  • noun One who competes at athletic games.
  • noun A swan-keeper.
  • noun A prostitute.
  • noun plural In billiards, contestants whose scores are exactly even.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A merry, frolicsome person.
  • noun A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games.
  • noun obsolete A prostitute; a strumpet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun gaming A person who plays games.
  • noun gaming, nonstandard A gamer.
  • noun gambling A gambler.

Etymologies

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Derived from game +‎ -ster.

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