horse·​play·​er ˈhȯrs-ˌplā-ər How to pronounce horseplayer (audio)
: one who habitually bets on horse races

Examples of horseplayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The better to handicap them later in events like the Breeders’ Cup, presuming horseplayers are not blinded by 3½-year-olds. Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Even as the world changes, horseplayers stay the same. Danielle Allentuck, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Old-school horseplayers should play the connections alone. John Cherwa,, 15 June 2019 Our goal is to deliver an ultra-competitive racing product with more entries and high-quality horses that appeal to bettors and horseplayers nationwide. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 6 Sep. 2019 Also on Twitter, @BetKeeneland is an interactive handle that provides horseplayers with real-time handicapping tips and insights while benefitting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance through its Handicapper of the Day series. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2018 Thank you to all of the dedicated horseplayers, horsemen, owners, front-side personnel and fans for your participation and support of Golden Gate Fields. John Cherwa,, 7 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horseplayer was in 1947

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“Horseplayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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