Gamester

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gamester A merry, frolicsome person.
    • Gamester A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games. "When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentlest gamester is the soonest winner."
    • Gamester A prostitute; a strumpet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gamester A merry, frolicsome person.
    • n gamester One who competes at athletic games.
    • n gamester A swan-keeper.
    • n gamester A prostitute.
    • n gamester plural In billiards, contestants whose scores are exactly even.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gamester one viciously addicted to gambling: a gambler
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Quotations

  • Francis Quarles
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    “Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.”
  • Bernard Joseph Saurin
    Bernard Joseph Saurin
    “Nothing is sacred to a gamester.”
  • John Gay
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    “Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Game, + -ster,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gamen, play; Ice. gaman, Dan. gammen.

Usage

In literature:

As yet Faustino Calderon has not come within the category of the professional gamester, and respectability does not repel him.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The heart of Allcraft grew sick, but still he kept his eye upon the gamester.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
These three things will always be sufficient to defend a young man against the most wily gamesters in the world.
"Anecdotes for Boys" by Harvey Newcomb
A fine sportsman and rider, a splendid shot, he was nothing of the racer or gamester.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
The SEA-TROUT is, for his size, the gamest of all fish.
"Scotch Loch-Fishing" by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
Only disappointed gamesters who call the place Bad Homburgs; even with the rain, it is not so bad after all.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 24, 1887" by Various
Fiddler's wives and gamester's drink are free to ilka body.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
They were not legislators in any instances; they were gamesters.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Do gamesters offer me regards?
"Fables of John Gay" by John Gay
The destruction they wrought upon the cherished plans of the gamesters was due to their truth.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
The best sport in it is the gamesters, and he enjoys it that looks on and bets not.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
He used to gamble sometimes, but was not an habitual gamester.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He was an inveterate gamester, and was involved in pecuniary embarrassments.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
You were always the gamest little dame I ever knew.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Her sister, Lady Elizabeth Lutterell, is one of the best gamesters in London.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The ceaseless winkings all he counts of every mortal's eyes, He wields this universal frame as gamester throws his dice.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
They were interrupted at the fourth rhyme by a brief and fatal movement among the gamesters.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
GAMESTERS, memoirs of celebrated, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Britain, like a gamester nearly ruined, has now put all her losses into one bet, and is playing a desperate game for the total.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
When did gamester ever leave gaming-table so long as a stake was left him to continue the play?
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

She departed well pleas'd, as a gamester who'd won,
Or sycophant promis'd a pension.
"A courtship like this, which so sweetly begun,
A union must be his intention."
"The Impatient Lass" by William Hutton
Like travellers we've rov'd about,
But find ourselves where we set out;
Nay, some may think, since we begun,
We've lost a little more than won;
Yet, like a gamester, ere we go,
Court Fortune in another throw.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton

In news:

Ritchie-Gamester v City of Berkley 461 Mich 73 (1999).
A growing number of role-playing gamesters nationwide are swept up in the virtual world of Ultima Online, an Internet game that sports a local server.
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