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1. One that edits, prints, publishes, or binds books.
2. One who accepts and pays off bets, as on a horserace. Also called bookie.

book′mak′ing n.


(Gambling, except Cards) a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters
ˈbookˌmaking n


(ˈbʊkˌmeɪ kər)

1. a person who makes a business of accepting the bets of others on the outcome of sports contests, esp. of horse races.
2. a person who designs, prints, or manufactures books.
book′mak`ing, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookmaker - a maker of booksbookmaker - a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
2.bookmaker - a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)bookmaker - a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
خَبير المُراهَنات
müşterek bahisçi


[ˈbʊkmeɪkəʳ] Ncorredor m de apuestas GREYHOUND RACING


[ˈbʊkmeɪkər] nbookmaker m


[ˈbʊkˌmeɪkəʳ] nbookmaker m inv, allibratore m


(buk) noun
1. a number of sheets of paper (especially printed) bound together. an exercise book.
2. a piece of writing, bound and covered. I've written a book on Shakespeare.
3. a record of bets.
1. to buy or reserve (a ticket, seat etc) for a play etc. I've booked four seats for Friday's concert.
2. to hire in advance. We've booked the hall for Saturday.
ˈbookable adjective
able to be reserved in advance. Are these seats bookable?
ˈbooking noun
a reservation.
ˈbooklet (-lit) noun
a small, thin book. a booklet about the history of the town.
ˈbookbinding noun
putting the covers on books.
ˈbookbinder noun
ˈbookcase noun
a set of shelves for books.
ˈbooking-office noun
an office where travel tickets etc are sold. a queue at the station booking-office.
ˈbookmaker noun
a professional betting man who takes bets and pays winnings.
ˈbookmark noun
something put in a book to mark a particular page.
ˈbookseller noun
a person who sells books.
ˈbookshelf noun
a shelf on which books are kept.
ˈbookshop noun
a shop which sells books.
ˈbookworm noun
a person who reads a lot.
booked up
having every ticket sold. The theatre is booked up for the season.
book in
to sign one's name on the list of guests at an hotel etc. We have booked in at the Royal Hotel.
by the book
strictly according to the rules. She always does things by the book.
References in classic literature ?
I should like you to come and dine with me tonight, and I'll take you round anywhere you care to go; and then if you don't want to go back to your old tradespeople, I could take you to my tailor and bookmaker.
The last time I called on him to conclude the transaction we were interrupted by a person, something like a cross between a bookmaker and a private secretary, who, entering through a door which was not the anteroom door, walked up and stooped to whisper into his ear.
PLACING a bet with a bookmaker is a simple transaction.
And this is why For every result in every match a bookmaker will quote odds that they believe to be lower than the true odds.
Legal action became inevitable when Dundalk failed to respect the well-established concept of bookmaker seniority in making pitch allocations prior to the reopening of the venue.
NO starting prices were returned on the opening two races at Shelbourne Park on Friday due to the fact that only one bookmaker was putting up straight prices on them, writes Michael Fortune.