Somebody who enjoys regularly playing video games.

Any other stereotypical definition is useless: I play online games a lot. I am over 40, have a girlfriend, am in good physical shape and I hold down a fairly high-pressure job. I am college educated.
Some of the younger gamers that I meet online fit the nerdy stereotype but no more than the average cross-section of high-school students. There is a higher than average number of creative professionals in the game servers I go to (probably because I go to the Mac servers).
I also have LAN parties at my house - my friends come round, we drink a few beers, get a take-away, link our computers together and fight to the death. The other three are married and two have kids. Three of us have college degrees and we are all fairly high earners.
Your stereotype is way off.
My friends and I are serious gamers: we often meet to play Ghost Recon.
by The Games Up February 22, 2006
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Primarily used as a term for a person who plays video games. Various levels of gamer exist, though this term is usually used for two groups:

1) People who have a life that is based around gaming to a point where they have no outside life. Usually obsessed with MMORPG games like World of Warcraft.

2) People who have a hobby of playing video games and take enough time to be good at them, but do not let them absorb their lives. Contrary to popular belief, these people are functioning human beings. They have jobs, friends, and enjoy some other parts of life.
1) "Dude, I haven't seen Dave in a few days. You know where he has been?"

"I think he said something about trying to get a few mages to 80 or something. I don't know, I never talk to him. He is such a gamer"

2) "Hey dude, wanna play some Left 4 Dead later?"

"Sure, why not. Have to go out with my girlfriend tonight, but after I should be free."
by Maiestas777 January 29, 2010
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An epic gamer who will see you on the battle bus
Hey gamers. Epic news. My wife left me and she's taking the kids. Later skaters
by Massive legend 78 December 16, 2018
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A types of people where 20% of them are children, 90% a virgin, 99% lives in someone else's house, and 100% a pro.
Guy 1:Hey, You. Gamer! Your a looser.

Guy 2:Don't you play fortnite?

Guy 1:...Yes.
Guy 2:Ha! Minecraft is better you Kile!
by WeegeeCool August 25, 2019
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People who like to indulge in games to relax and have fun. It makes for a good time when you can blow the ever living shit out of your friends with a rocket launcher and then riddle their body with bullets. I don't understand why everyone makes fun of gamers because it's a hobby... much like masturbating
Gamers are often nice people.... until you whoop their ass in Halo
by Slap Jack May 24, 2005
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A gamer is someone (can be male or female) who plays games more than once a week (sometimes even 2 or 3 times a day). I'll just have all you haters out there know that most gamers are not socially handicapped, nerds, and usually have a hell of a lot more friends than non-gamers. Also, if any of you haters out there spent any time at all in the daylight instead of on the internet bashing gamers, maybey you would see that the gaming community is a LOT bigger than you imagined, and I bet that you will find at least one person you know is a gamer.
One of my best friends can squat two plates (415 pounds in all) , he is a gamer.
by exo9b June 22, 2004
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One who games. A gamer does not necessarilly have to play video games. I don't understand why every single definition of gamer on this site says they must play video games. Video gamers are not the only type of gamers. There are the gamers who play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), gamers who do LARPs (Live Action Roleplaying), and gamers who just play board games. Some poker players even consider themselves gamers.
Video Gamer: Dude, why do your friends suck so much at Halo? I thought you said they were all gamers?

D&D Gamer: Well yeah...but they aren't video gamers. We play D&D twice a month.
by Fat Tony Giovanni March 20, 2007
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