[ krap-shoot ]
/ ˈkræpˌʃut /


Informal. anything unpredictable, risky, or problematical; gamble.

verb (used without object), crap·shot, crap·shoot·ing.

to play craps.
Informal. to take risks; gamble.


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Origin of crapshoot

First recorded in 1970–75; crap2 + shoot1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020