Gary player

[pley-er] /ˈpleɪ ər/

Gary, born 1935, South African golfer.
a person who participates in or is skilled at some game or sport
a person who plays a game or sport professionally
a person who plays a musical instrument
an actor
(informal) a participant, esp a powerful one, in a particular field of activity: a leading city player
See record player
the playing mechanism in a Pianola
Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African golfer: winner of nine major championships (1959–78), including the British Open (1959, 1968, 1974)

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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chalk-eater, horseplayer, piccolo player


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