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noun British.
  1. a licensed bookmaking establishment that takes off-track bets on horse races.

Origin of betting shop

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for betting shop

Historical Examples

  • But it is not easy to enter a betting-shop, and avoid rubbing against some clinging matter.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 447

    Various

  • Pass a betting-shop when you will, you are sure to find an immense crowd collected outside it.


British Dictionary definitions for betting shop

betting shop

noun
  1. (in Britain) a licensed bookmaker's premises not on a racecourse
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