He was a gambler of the highest order, and he was never under any illusions that the stakes he played for excluded his own life.
The culinary world is waiting for some gambler out there to take the next step.
The gambler set the second stage of the proposition for Tony's restaurant.
He was smart and tough in the way of the hard worker, the long-distance runner, the gambler who wins on stamina.
He was a gambler, unfortunately, so we literally had nothing.
"Thinks I take your money away from you," continued the gambler.
And he was both to batter it down, for he still had the gambler's faith in his luck.
While Randolph was observing him, a showy woman laid her hand upon the gambler's shoulder, and made him look up with a start.
The gambler raised it a sovereign, and the man at his left dropped out.
Neilson was a gambler, but his word went; in fact, Deering imagined it sometimes went with the police.
1726 (implied in gambling), from a dialectal survival of Middle English gammlen, variant of gamenen "to play, jest, be merry," from Old English gamenian "to play, joke, pun," from gamen (see game). Or possibly gamble is from a derivative of gamel "to play games" (1590s), itself likely a frequentative from game. Originally regarded as a slang word. The intrusive -b- may be from confusion with gambol. Related: Gambled; gambling.
"risky venture," 1823, from gamble (v.).