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

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

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So high was public confidence of a Labor victory, Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet paid out 1.3 million Australian dollars ($900,000) to bettors who backed Labor two days before the vote. Trevor Marshallsea, The Seattle Times, "Australia’s leader vows to get back to work after shock win," 19 May 2019 Tim was a gentleman bookmaker who often gave tips to his friend Art Rooney, who once ran a hot streak at two New York tracks into winnings of $2 million in today’s money. Edward Kosner, WSJ, "‘The League’ Review: Single Wing and a Prayer," 6 Nov. 2018 In the meantime, reports on royal memorabilia being sold nearby, restaurants and pubs running royal baby themed competitions, bookmakers' odds, and any other relevant information are filed from cafes or broadcast from hotel rooms or the street. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Royal Baby Watch: Windsor—and the World—Holds Its Breath," 4 May 2019 The prominent Irish online bookmaker Paddy Power put the odds that Markle would give birth during the week of April 22 at 2 to 1. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "I Went All the Way to the U.K. to Celebrate the Royal Baby, and It Was Not What I Expected," 7 May 2019 British bookmakers have already moved past the question of whether Sarri will be fired and onto who will replace him. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Chelsea May Have to Hit the Reset Button, Again," 22 Feb. 2019 Patrick Vieira, Max Allegri, Luis Enrique and Diego Simeone have all been linked, with Buvač now in the race according to bookmakers. SI.com, "Arsenal's Head of Recruitment Keen for Club to Hire Liverpool Assistant as Arsene Wenger's Successor," 3 May 2018 Not a single bettor predicted Princess Eugenie's name before her birth in 1990, bookmakers William Hill told the Los Angeles Times at the time. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting Their First Child," 15 Oct. 2018 British bookmakers had made the team 5,000-to-1 underdogs. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Leicester City Club Owner, Four Others Died in Helicopter Crash," 28 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bookmaker

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bookmaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bookmaker

: a person who decides how likely it is that an event will occur (such as the winning of a race by a particular horse) and receives and pays off bets about it

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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