From Hawaiian Pidgin craps slang, meaning “to wager everything on one roll”: one would be broke, bankrupt if one loses.
Popularized by the movie Go for Broke! (1951), which is named for the 442nd Infantry Regiment’s unit motto.
"go-for-broke." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 07 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/go-for-broke>.
go-for-broke. (n.d.). Retrieved December 07th, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/go-for-broke
Yes, I'd like to receive Word of the Day emails from YourDictionary.com
By continuing, you agree to our
Please set a username for yourself.
People will see it as Author Name with your public flash cards.