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bookmaker

[ book-mey-ker ]
/ ˈbʊkˌmeɪ kər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of bookmaker

First recorded in 1375–1425, bookmaker is from the late Middle English word bokmakere.See book, maker

OTHER WORDS FROM bookmaker

bookmaking, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bookmaker

bookmaker
/ (ˈbʊkˌmeɪkə) /

noun
a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters

Derived forms of bookmaker

bookmaking, noun
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