Meaning of “speculator” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “speculator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"speculator" in American English

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speculatornoun [ C ]

us /ˈspek·jəˌleɪ·t̬ər/

a person who buys or does something in order to make a profit in the future:

a real estate speculator

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"speculator" in Business English

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speculatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspekjʊleɪtər/ us // FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

a person who buys goods, property, money, etc. in the hope of selling them at a profit:

a currency/land/market speculator
We should not bail out lenders, real estate speculators, or those who made the reckless decision to buy a home they knew they could never afford.

(Definition of “speculator” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)