odds·​maker | \ ˈädz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce oddsmaker (audio) \

Definition of oddsmaker

: one who figures betting odds

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Now comes a rematch against a Kansas City team that oddsmakers have installed as an early favorite. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game," 14 Jan. 2019 Here's what oddsmakers say 2018 NBA Draft Order Round 1 1. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "NBA Draft central: The latest Mavs news, analysis and mock drafts entering draft night," 21 June 2018 One emendation to the oddsmaker’s craft was the shocking triumph of Leicester City in the English Premier League in 2016. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, "Predicting the World Cup winner is tougher than it seems," 12 June 2018 The Dallas Cowboys were among the darlings of Vegas oddsmakers a year ago. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "What are the Dallas Cowboys’ odds to win next year’s Super Bowl?," 5 Feb. 2018 Las Vegas oddsmakers recently made the Dolphins a 300-1 choice to win the Super Bowl in Miami a year from now, by far the league’s longest odds. Steven Wine, The Seattle Times, "Dolphins must wait to seal deal with Patriots’ Flores," 21 Jan. 2019 With The Masters just around the corner, the Vegas oddsmakers remain high on Tiger Woods. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "2018 Masters Odds: Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas Co-Favorites," 2 Apr. 2018 The Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to take home their second straight title, according to oddsmakers in Las Vegas. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "Warriors Heavy Favorites Over Cavaliers in NBA Finals," 29 May 2018 Meghan's Wedding Dress The Duchess of Sussex surprised oddsmakers by wearing British designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy on her wedding day. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "How Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding Compares to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of oddsmaker

1931, in the meaning defined above

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something valued as if it were money

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