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Definition of "bookmaker" [book•mak•er]

  • One that edits, prints, publishes, or binds books. (noun)
  • One who accepts and pays off bets, as on a horserace. Also called bookie. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bookmaker" in a sentence
  • "But the U.K. online bookmaker is asking investors to make a risky gamble on its initial public offering."
  • "BetonSports. com, a UK bookmaker, is offering numerous bets on what will befall the "Butcher of Baghdad" by December 31, 2004."
  • ""A bookmaker is someone who has thirty or fifty customers," he says."