Definition of bookie
: bookmaker 2
Examples of bookie in a Sentence
Their bookie is giving good odds.
Recent Examples of bookie from the Web
Watford have emerged as favourites to sign Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga, according to reports - and the bookies.
The number of possible bets on soccer or any other sport are limited only by the imagination of the bookies, ranging from coin flips to red flags to what color shoes Beyonce will wear at halftime.
There was also the Tim Donaghy betting scandal, where a former referee was arrested for betting on NBA games and giving inside information to bookies.
So far, the bookies seem to think McGregor is more likely to take home money than a victory.
And the bookies agreed -- Corbyn surged past May as favorite to become next prime minister, according to gambling firms Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, and Betfair Exchange.
By the mid-’40s, people quoted in The Times had complained of witch hunts against bathing-suit wearers, horse-racing bookies and a group of New England egg dealers (a pleasing dozen) accused of price fixing.
They were reined in by the bookie's favorites as the race approached the closing stages, with Ryan Moore's Cliffs Of Moher (5-1) and Frankie Dettori's Cracksman (7-2) striding ahead.
As soon as the night was finally done, the woman hurried straight to her bookie and bet all of her earnings on the Orioles.
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Origin and Etymology of bookie
by shortening & alteration
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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