Definition of Parlay

1. Noun. A series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers.

Generic synonyms: Bet, Wager



2. Verb. Stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager.
Exact synonyms: Double Up
Generic synonyms: Back, Bet On, Gage, Game, Punt, Stake

Definition of Parlay

1. Verb. (transitive) To carry forward the stake and winnings from a bet onto a subsequent wager. ¹

2. Verb. (by extension) To increase. ¹

3. Verb. To speak about peace. To have peace talks. See also: pow-wow. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To convert into something better ¹

5. Noun. Such a bet or series of bets. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parlay

1. to bet an original wager and its winnings on a subsequent event [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parlay

parkly
parkour
parkoured
parkouring
parkours
parks
parkside
parkward
parkway
parkways
parky
parlance
parlances
parlando
parlante
parlay (current term)
parlayed
parlaying
parlays
parle
parled
parles
parley
parleyed
parleyer
parleyers
parleying
parleys
parleyvoo
parleyvooed

Literary usage of Parlay

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1. Yanks: A.E.F. Verse (1919)
"... I forget to parlay voo. In your pretty little garden, With the bench beside the wall, An' the sunshine on the asters, An' the purple phlox so tall, ..."

2. The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray (1889)
"... sceu parlay : et que e'en eut e"te fay de luy si ... ni entende parlay de vous: pourtant elle ne fay qu'en parlay ..."

3. Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London by Huguenot Society of London (1905)
"J'en vis quatre auxquels je parlay et qui me dirent que quand mesme on leur ... Je parlay a tous ceux que je pus rencontrer et j'en allay chercher ..."

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