- gambier islands,
- gamblers' fallacy,
- gambling house,
- gambrel roof
Origin of gambling
verb (used without object), gam·bled, gam·bling.
verb (used with object), gam·bled, gam·bling.
Origin of gamble
Examples from the Web for gambling
I was not with him on the 29th when he was gambling and then drove home and actually got the DUI.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was gambling on a coin toss where somehow “heads, you win” would have been politically more advantageous than “tails, I lose.”Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the other side of the coin would be, inevitably, the flowering of crime and corruption around the gambling business.
By joining a private equity firm, the former Florida governor and 2016 hopeful is gambling with his reputation.
In the news industry, you want repeat business with your reputation, and publishers are gambling with their reputation.Saving Us From Ourselves: The Anti-Clickbait Movement|Emily Shire|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To gambling the Nootkas are passionately addicted, but their games are remarkably few and uniform.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Every subject, of course, has many aspects, and gambling may be regarded from many different standpoints.Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
He had run through all his money at gambling and with pretty girls, and so became, as it were, a soldier of fortune.Original Short Stories, Volume 5 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
Cheating, lying, and gambling looked as if they would pay after all!The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's|Talbot Baines Reed
There was little doubt but that he had a share in the gambling bank.The Expressman and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
Word Origin for gamble
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.).