verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wager
Synonyms for wager
Examples from the Web for wagered
Contemporary Examples of wagered
Bettors placed over $9 million on California Chrome, the most wagered on any single horse to win the Belmont Stakes.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After
June 8, 2014
Historical Examples of wagered
A tall, lean one wagered a bottle of wine that Goujet would be beaten.L'Assommoir
I wagered a hundred guineas with you in the heat of after-dinner talk.David Elginbrod
When he looked again he saw that he had wagered on the five.Riders of the Silences
The more they wagered, the more eager I became to try it, if they would not hurry me.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
Our marriage was a wager; you wagered you could live with me.
Word Origin for wager
c.1600, from wager (n.). Related: Wagered; wagering.
c.1300, from Anglo-French wageure, from Old North French wagier "to pledge" (see wage (n.)).