The Closing Word: Gambit

The Closing Word: GambitThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (GAM-bit)

1. a strategic maneuver
2. an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
3. a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

From “The noun gambit comes from an Italian word, gambetto, which means “tripping up.” When you make an opening move, offer something, or start a conversation with something that seems self-sacrificing but is really a ploy for greater advantage in the long run, that’s a gambit.”

“Joan’s gambit early in her career was to pass on small to mid-priced listings and focus exclusively on luxury condos.”


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