rebuy

verb

re·​buy (ˌ)rē-ˈbī How to pronounce rebuy (audio)
rebought (ˌ)rē-ˈbȯt How to pronounce rebuy (audio) ; rebuying; rebuys
1
transitive : to buy (something) again
Instead, realize that the amount of space taken up by those "just in case" items far outweighs the inconvenience of having to rebuy or borrow a few things that might be discarded in error.Vicki Winterton
I'm working with the pawnshop industry and law enforcement to develop a solution for victims of theft. They should not have to suffer the additional indignity of having to rebuy their belongings.John Becker
2
intransitive poker : to purchase additional chips after a poker game or tournament has already begun
… you now know that it is correct to rebuy when you are out of chips, but a costly mistake to rebuy when you have plenty of chips.Mason Malmuth
rebuy noun
plural rebuys
… I have learned that the only good time to do a rebuy is at the very outset of the [poker] tournament. Jack O. Mormon

Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebuy was in 1611

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“Rebuy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebuy. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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