Etymology
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performer (n.)

1580s, "one who accomplishes or fulfills," agent noun from perform (v.). Theatrical sense of "one who takes part in a play or public entertainment of any kind" is from 1711.

updated on March 31, 2020

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Definitions of performer from WordNet

performer (n.)
an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience;
Synonyms: performing artist
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.