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.
They suggested his name with all the conviction of a gambler throwing a few bucks on a long-shot at the track.
The gambler set the second stage of the proposition for Tony's restaurant.
At a certain point the admissions office starts to be less about using empirical models and more about behaving like a gambler.
"Thinks I take your money away from you," continued the gambler.
Down somewhere in a girl's heart lies the gambler's instinct.
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 next to me had won a dollar bet without my help.
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.).