from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who plays at a game of chance, who gambles.
- n. One who takes risks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who gambles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who gambles; one addicted to gaming or playing for money or other stakes; a gamester.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
- n. a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
Bush the gambler is betting that he will come out looking like President Reagan, whose deficits bought economic reforms and a stronger national defense.
But he also is one of the biggest gambles as he is a classic high-risk, high-return sort of riverboat gambler from the back end.
Where's that little pale printer's devil, the one they call the gambler's ghost?
The short or intermediate term gambler or speculator would wait for some better confirmation of a turn around of trend before risking capital.
Mr Benjamin complained of Mr Russell of the 'Times' for holding him up to fame as a "gambler" -- a story which he understood Mr Russell had learnt from Mr Charles Sumner at Washington.
The Palin pick already, as Noemie Emery wrote, “Wipes out the image of McCain as the crotchety elder and brings back that of the fly-boy and gambler, which is much more appealing, and the genuine person.”
He does not come across as a gambler, which is why it must have really killed him to take a flier in Fleischer, buying a "pig in a poke" by granting him immunity on the blind.
A contrarian who is wrong more often than right is called a gambler at best, a loose cannon or a wingnut at worst.
The next meme is that the Palin pick “wipes out the image of McCain as the crotchety elder and brings back that of the fly-boy and gambler, which is much more appealing, and the genuine person.”
The curse of the gambler is the corruption of such talents by a lack of self-control.