from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang One who spends freely and extravagantly, as for luxuries or entertainment.
  • n. Slang One who gambles rashly or for high stakes.
  • n. Slang An organization, such as a large corporation, that spends or invests liberally or rashly.

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  • n. a gambler who wagers large amounts of money, usually in a casino.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gambler who wagers large sums
  • n. one who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment


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