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

 

wager

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BrE BrE//ˈweɪdʒə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪdʒər//
 
 
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(old-fashioned or formal) an arrangement to risk money on the result of a particular event synonym bet Word Origin Middle English (also in the sense ‘solemn pledge’): from Anglo-Norman French wageure, from wager ‘to wage’.
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