bookmaker

noun book·mak·er \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmā-kər \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of bookmaker

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

bookmaking

play \-kiŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of bookmaker

12th century


BOOKMAKER Defined for English Language Learners

bookmaker

noun

Definition of bookmaker for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Law Dictionary

bookmaker

noun book·mak·er \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmā-kər \

legal Definition of bookmaker

:a person who determines odds and receives and pays off bets called also bookie


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