- a person who makes a business of accepting the bets of others on the outcome of sports contests, especially of horse races.
- a person who makes books.
Origin of bookmaker
Related Words for bookmakerbettor, bookmaker, bookie, backer, speculator, player, crapshooter, cardsharp, shill, dicer, plunger, risktaker, gambler
Examples from the Web for bookmaker
Contemporary Examples of bookmaker
Big British bookmaker Coral has suspended betting on Kate announcing she is pregnant again before the end of this month.New Kate Pregnancy Rumors Circulate!
July 15, 2014
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power funded the trips to the Hermit Kingdom, but stopped after Kim Jong-Un purged his uncle.
Historical Examples of bookmaker
Then aloud he repeated the question, touching the bookmaker on the elbow.
"You can't leave this large sum with the bookmaker," he objected.
"He's a bad boy," said the Bookmaker, in a tone of mock condemnation.
Asked what his business was the applicant said he was a bookmaker.
I wish I had taken your advice at first, and thrown the bookmaker's letter on the fire.'Chatterbox, 1906
- a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters