Definition of roulette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ruːˈlet//
; NAmE NAmE//ruːˈlet//
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a gambling game in which a ball is dropped onto a moving wheel that has holes with numbers on it. Players bet on which hole the ball will be in when the wheel stops. He lost most of his money at roulette. He was at a casino, playing roulette. see also Russian roulette Wordfinderbet, casino, chip, croupier, gambling, lottery, odds, roulette, stake, streak Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French, diminutive of rouelle ‘wheel’, from late Latin rotella, diminutive of Latin rota ‘wheel’.
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