A risky venture.
- to squander or lose in gambling
Other Word Forms of Gamble
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Gamble
- gamble away
Origin of Gamble
Perhaps from obsolete gamel to play games from Middle English gamen, gamenen to play from Old English gamenian from gamen fun
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English gamenian 'to play', either via a dialectal survival of Middle English gammlen, a variant of gamenen 'to play, jest, be merry', or via a derivative of gamel 'to play games'
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