Etymology
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gambler (n.)

1738, agent noun from gamble (v.).

updated on February 09, 2015

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Definitions of gambler from WordNet

gambler (n.)
a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events;
gambler (n.)
someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement;
Synonyms: risk taker
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