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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [odz on, awn]
    • /ɒdz ɒn, ɔn/
    • /ɒdz ɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [odz on, awn]
    • /ɒdz ɒn, ɔn/

Definitions of odds-on word

  • adjective odds-on being the one more or most likely to win, succeed, attain, or achieve something: the odds-on favorite. 1
  • adjective odds-on most likely to win 1
  • adjective odds-on If there is an odds-on chance that something will happen, it is very likely that it will happen. 0
  • adjective odds-on (of a chance, horse, etc) rated at even money or less to win 0
  • adjective odds-on regarded as more or most likely to win, succeed, happen, etc 0
  • adjective odds-on having better, often much better, than an even chance of winning 0

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Origin of odds-on

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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Parts of speech for Odds-on


odds-on popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for odds-on

adj odds-on

  • apodictic — that can clearly be shown or proved; absolutely certain or necessarily true
  • in favor of — something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act: to ask a favor.
  • in the cards — a usually rectangular piece of stiff paper, thin pasteboard, or plastic for various uses, as to write information on or printed as a means of identifying the holder: a 3″ × 5″ file card; a membership card.
  • inferable — to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
  • irrebuttable — incapable of being rebutted or refuted.

adjective odds-on

  • assuring — to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence to: She assured us that everything would turn out all right.
  • conjecturable — Able to be conjectured upon.

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