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[bet-er] /ˈbɛt ər/
a person who bet.
Origin of bettor
1600-10; bet1 + -or2
Can be confused
better, bettor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The beaten bettor then makes the claim, that he can beat the victor to the mainland using a crew comprised of baboons.
  • The average bettor accepts his skinning because he imagines the house odds are insurmountable.
  • The bettor may elect to view the entire race or only the last few seconds of the race.
  • Instead, many settlors would be bettor served by a simpler and under-appreciated estate planning device.
  • The amount of the wager is the amount risked by the bettor including any fee or charge incident to placing the wager.
  • According to the complaint, the defendants set betting limits for each bettor and they would settle with the defendants locally.
  • Those who are headed for problems think they are smarter than the average bettor.
  • Back line bettor must place a bet on the base game in order to place a wager on the bonus bet.
  • The individual player or bettor is excluded from its prohibitions.
British Dictionary definitions for bettor


a person who bets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bettor

also better (OED notes that English agent nouns in -er tend to shift toward -or as their senses become more specific), agent noun from bet (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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