Definition of drummer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdrʌmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrʌmər//
People in the music world
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  • a person who plays a drum or drums See related entries: People in the music world
  • Word Originlate 16th cent.: from the verb drum + -er.Idioms
    march to (the beat of) a different drummer/drum
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    to behave in a different way from other people; to have different attitudes or ideas She was a gifted and original artist who marched to a different drummer.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drummer