book maker

bookmaker

[book-mey-ker]
noun
1.
a person who makes a business of accepting the bets of others on the outcome of sports contests, especially of horse races.
2.
a person who makes books.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English bokmakere. See book, maker

bookmaking, noun, adjective
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bookmaker (ˈbʊkˌmeɪkə)
 
n
a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters
 
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n

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