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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
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[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.
55 and features two PS9,000 handicaps, is part of the Scottish On Course Bookmakers Racenight.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-19 August 2003-Coral Bookmakers to distribute Virgin.
I believe the main trade paper should report both sides of the story in a fair and impartial manner, but so far we have had three articles that have all slated the bookmakers and offered only a one-sided and biased view.
HAVE you ever wondered why bookmakers offer incentives that sound so generous to bet in accumulators?
WEDNESDAY'S decision by Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in Dublin's High Court to rule in favour of bookmakers marks the near-conclusion of a saga which originated in 2007 with the opening of Ireland's first all-weather track at Dundalk.
With a big open-race card on offer across the city at Harold's Cross there was always going to be a dearth of bookmakers for the dual Dublin Friday meetings during December.