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betted

[ bet-id ]
/ ˈbɛt ɪd /
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verb

a simple past tense and past participle of bet1.

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pledge, risk, stake, chance, venture, speculation, wager, odds, speculate, raffle, play, plunge, lottery, pot, uncertainty, hazard, action, lot, ante, shot

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betsiamites, betsiboka, betsy, betta, bette, betted, bettelheim, bettelheim, bruno, bettendorf, better, better business bureau

Definition for betted (2 of 2)

bet

1
[ bet ]
/ bɛt /

verb (used with object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.

to wager with (something or someone).

verb (used without object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.

to make a wager: Do you want to bet?

noun

Origin of bet

1
1585–95; perhaps special use of obsolete bet better, in phrase the bet the advantage, i.e., the odds
SYNONYMS FOR bet
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British Dictionary definitions for betted

bet

/ (bɛt) /

noun

verb bets, betting, bet or betted

Word Origin for bet

C16: probably short for abet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for betted

bet


1590s, as both a verb and noun, in the argot of petty criminals, of unknown origin; probably a shortening of abet or else from obsolete beet "to make good," from Old English bætan "make better, arouse, stimulate," from Proto-Germanic *baitjanan, in which case the verb would be the original. The original notion is perhaps "to improve" a contest by wagering on it, or it is from the "bait" sense in abet. Used since 1852 in various American English slang assertions (cf. you bet "be assured," 1857). Related: Betting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with betted

bet


In addition to the idioms beginning with bet

  • bet one's ass
  • bet on the wrong horse

also see:

  • back (bet on) the wrong horse
  • hedge one's bets
  • you bet your ass
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