crapshoot

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noun crap·shoot \ ˈkrap-ˌshüt \

Definition of crapshoot

:something (such as a business venture) that has an unpredictable outcome

Examples of crapshoot in a Sentence

  1. there are almost no sure bets in the movie business—almost everything is a crapshoot

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First Known Use of crapshoot

1971

crapshoot Synonyms

Synonyms
adventure, chance, gamble, enterprise, flier (also flyer), flutter [chiefly British], speculation, throw, venture
Antonyms
sure thing
Related Words
bet, hazard, stake, wager; liberty; dark horse, long shot, play

CRAPSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners

crapshoot

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Definition of crapshoot for English Language Learners

  • : something that could produce a good or bad result



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