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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: 1. To use an initial asset to achieve something more valuable. 2. To gamble an initial stake and winnings on a subsequent bet, race, contest, etc.
noun: A bet that uses the earlier bet and its winnings as the new bet.
An alteration of paroli (staking the double of the sum staked before), from French, from Italian paroli, plural of parolo, perhaps from paro (equal), from Latin par (equal). Earliest documented use: 1828.
“Pacquaio has also parlayed his enormous popularity at home into a political career.”
Victor Mather; A Boxer Who Can Sing, Dance, and Legislate; The New York Times; Apr 17, 2015.
See more usage examples of parlay in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. -Honore de Balzac, novelist (20 May 1799-1850)