Etymology
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speculator (n.)

1550s, "one who engages in mental speculation," from Latin speculator "a looker-out, spy, scout, explorer; investigator, examiner," agent noun from speculari (see speculation). The financial sense is from 1778. Formerly also "observer, onlooker," especially "an occult seer" (1650s). Fem. form speculatrix attested from 1610s. Related: Speculatory.

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Definitions of speculator

speculator (n.)
someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts;
speculator (n.)
someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains;
Synonyms: plunger
From wordnet.princeton.edu