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



    BrE BrE//ˈɡæmblə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmblər//
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  1. 1a person who risks money on a card game, horse race, etc. He was a compulsive gambler (= found it difficult to stop).
  2. 2a person who is willing to risk losing something in the hope of being successful She is an eternal optimist and gambler at heart.