Gambler - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡæmblər|  American pronunciation of the word gambler
Brit.  |ˈɡamblə|  British pronunciation of the word gambler


- a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
- someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement


He's been drinking and gambling heavily.

He would often gamble hundreds of dollars on a hand of poker.

The mayor is gambling with the city's future.

people who lost money gambling in the stock market

The mayor is gambling that the new policies will help rather than hurt the city.

Starting her own business was a gamble, but it paid off.

She thought about starting her own business, but she decided it was too much of a gamble.

Des is a big gambler, you know.

Stevens was a compulsive gambler.

He had tabbed Jordan as a degenerate gambler. (M. Puzo)

Word forms

singular: gambler
plural: gamblers
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