old word 1701, parloi,
term in card game faro,
from French paroli,
from Italian parole (Neapolitan paroli) “words, promises,”
Meaning “exploit to advantage” is from 1942.
parlayed into something greater,
My empty reusable shopping bags
are parlayed into full, heavy
with consumer goods,
good winnings, on
a promise, exploited to advantage.