Meaning of “performer” in the English Dictionary

"performer" in British English

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performernoun [ C ]

uk /pəˈfɔː.mər/ us /pɚˈfɔːr.mɚ/

performer noun [ C ] (ENTERTAIN)

B1 a person who entertains people by acting, singing, dancing, or playing music:

He's a brilliant performer.

More examples

  • She's a wonderfully creative dancer but she doesn't have the technique of a truly great performer.
  • a vibrant young performer
  • The show climaxed with all the performers singing on stage together.
  • So let's hear some applause for these talented young performers.
  • The performers tell the story through song and dance.

(Definition of “performer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"performer" in Business English

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performernoun [ C ]

uk /pəˈfɔːmər/ us

FINANCE a product, business, investment, etc. when it is judged by how well it operates, how much profit it makes, etc. compared to others:

best/worst performer Retail shares were among the best performers of the day.
good/solid/strong performer It's a well-designed, solid performer for a reasonable price.
star/top performer The clothing store was the star performer in yesterday's interim results.
low/weak/poor performer Consumer products were the weakest performer with profits 4% ahead.

HR a person when they are judged by how well they are doing their job:

star/top performer Although two employees could be of the same grade levels, top performers were assigned more prestigious positions.
a good/strong performer
a high/outstanding performer
a poor/low/weak performer

(Definition of “performer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)