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par·​lay | \ ˈpär-ˌlā  , -lē  \


Definition of parlay

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1to bet in a parlay

2ato exploit successfullyHe hoped to parlay his basketball skills into a college scholarship.

bto increase or otherwise transform into something of much greater valueShe parlayed $5,000 and years of hard work into a multimillion-dollar company.

parlay noun

Definition of parlay (Entry 2 of 2)

a series of two or more bets so set up in advance that the original stake plus its winnings are risked on the successive wagersbroadly the fresh risking of an original stake together with its winnings

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In gambling, parlay is used for a series of bets in which a person places a bet, then puts the original stake of money and all of its winnings on new wagers. The noun comes from the French name for such bets: paroli. Be careful not to mix up the verb parlay with the similar word parley, meaning “to speak with another or to confer.”

Examples of parlay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: VerbThe question going forward, as Kenneth Sherrill, a professor emeritus of political science at Hunter College, put it, is whether Adams can parlay his moment into lasting success.— Gregory Krieg, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022Companies like GameStop that are at the center of the recent buying craze among amateur investors want to parlay the hype into a more meaningful business turnaround.— Julia Horowitz, CNN, 7 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of parlay


1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parlay


verbal derivative (perhaps with conformation to PARLEY entry 2 or French parler “to speak”) of paroli “series of bets set up so that the original stake and winnings are placed on successive wagers,” borrowed from French, borrowed from Italian, plural of parolo (stress on first syllable), of uncertain origin

NOTE: Apparently the earliest attestation of the Italian word is in the Italian-English dictionary of John Florio, Queen Anna’s New World of Words, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English Tongues (London, 1611), in which Pároli is defined as “a grand part set or cast at dice,” with a corresponding verb Paroláre “to set or play at a grand part at dice.” French paroli first appears as a gloss of the Italian word in the Italian-French dictionary of Antoine Oudin, Recherches italiennes et françoises, ou Dictionnaire, contenant outre les mots ordinaires, une quantité de Proverbes & de Phrases (Paris, 1640), where Italian Paroli is glossed as “paroli, aux dez” (“paroli, at dice”). C. Battisti and G. Alessio (Dizionario etimologico italiano, Florence, 1954) characterize parolo as Neapolitan (“voce napoletano”) and adduce additionally Sicilian pàrula “doppia posta nel giuoco del faraone o bassetta” (“double stake in the game of faro or basset [a game similar to faro]”), which they aver to be a derivative of paro “equal.” Opposing these conjectures is the entry párolo in a list of dialect words from Lucca in Tuscany, along with their etymologies, compiled by Silvio Pieri (“Appunti etimologici,” Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, Band 30 [1903], p. 302). Pieri proposes that the word is a univerbation of paro lo “I offer it (hold it out),” referring to the sum wagered. This etymology is seconded by the Oxford English Dictionary, third edition, and the Trésor de la langue française.


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“Parlay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parlay. Accessed 13 Feb. 2022.

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parlay verb


English Language Learners Definition of parlay

to use or develop (something) to get something else that has greater value

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