Speculator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspekjəˌleɪt̬ər|  American pronunciation of the word speculator
Brit.  |ˈspekjʊleɪtər|  British pronunciation of the word speculator

noun

- someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
- someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains (syn: plunger)

Examples

She could only speculate about her friend's motives.

He speculated as to whether she would come.

We don't know what happened—we can only speculate.

...a fast-talking speculator who thought that euchring the tribe out of their land would be easy...

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