Definition for betted (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.
verb (used without object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.
Origin of bet1
Examples from the Web for betted
More and more Mr. Will betted with him, and wanted to sell him bargains.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
Deadun, a horse which will not run or will not try in a race, and against which money may be betted with safety.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
A stranger once betted on the game of a lady at a gaming-table, who claimed a stake although on a losing card.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
One betted on my being hit in the jaw, another was so kind as to lay the odds on my knee.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3|Various
He betted her 5,000 that he would not be made a bishop, and he lost, and paid her.The Impeachment of The House of Brunswick|Charles Bradlaugh
British Dictionary definitions for betted
verb bets, betting, bet or betted
Word Origin for bet
Word Origin and History for betted
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.
Idioms and Phrases with betted
In addition to the idioms beginning with bet
- bet one's ass
- bet on the wrong horse
- back (bet on) the wrong horse
- hedge one's bets
- you bet your ass