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speculator

[spek-yuh-ley-ter] /ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who is engaged in commercial or financial speculation.
2.
a person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price.
3.
a person who is devoted to mental speculation.
Origin of speculator
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin speculātor explorer, equivalent to speculā() to watch over, explore, reconnoiter (see speculate) + -tor -tor
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speculator

/ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who speculates
2.
(NZ, rugby) an undirected kick of the ball
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Word Origin and History for speculator
n.

1550s, from Latin speculator, agent noun from speculari (see speculation). The financial sense is from 1778.

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