bettor

or bet·ter

[bet-er]

noun

a person who bet.

Nearby words

  1. bettina,
  2. betting,
  3. betting shop,
  4. bettinus,
  5. bettong,
  6. betty,
  7. betty lamp,
  8. betula,
  9. betula oil,
  10. betulaceous

Origin of bettor

First recorded in 1600–10; bet1 + -or2

Can be confusedbetter bettor

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Word Origin and History for bettor

bettor

n.

also better (OED notes that English agent nouns in -er tend to shift toward -or as their senses become more specific), agent noun from bet (v.).

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