or bet·ter



a person who bet.

Origin of bettor

First recorded in 1600–10; bet1 + -or2
Can be confusedbetter bettor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bettor

gambler, player, plunger, gamester

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Historical Examples of bettor

Word Origin and History for bettor

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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper