or bet·ter



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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