bookmaker

noun
book·​mak·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce bookmaker (audio) \

Definition of bookmaker

1 : a printer, binder, or designer of books
2 : a person who determines odds and receives and pays off bets

Other Words from bookmaker

bookmaking \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce bookmaker (audio) \ noun

Examples of bookmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the show, Rose’s bookmaker, Ron Peters, is my guest, calling from prison. The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2022 Almost every bookmaker and computer model has given the Dodgers the best odds to win the World Series. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 In 1998, the Australian Cricket Board admitted that Mr. Warne and Mark Waugh had been fined for providing information to an Indian bookmaker during Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka in 1994. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2022 The total on Game 2 hasn’t been subject to as much bookmaker tinkering as the spread, but the over-under has been a polarizing line for the public. Alex Kay, Forbes, 22 June 2021 These percentages eclipse 100 due to the vig, which is the cut a bookmaker takes for facilitating bets. Alex Kay, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 But a vast majority of bettors are counting on another win buy at least a touchdown to beat the bookmaker and cash-in. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 That’s the word Glenn Fleishman, a technology writer and longtime bookmaker, uses to describe the situation. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2021 These percentages eclipse 100% due to the vig, which is the cut a bookmaker takes for facilitating your bet. Alex Kay, Forbes, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bookmaker

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Apr 2022

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“Bookmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bookmaker. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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bookmaker

noun
book·​mak·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce bookmaker (audio) \

Legal Definition of bookmaker

: a person who determines odds and receives and pays off bets

called also bookie

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