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bookie

[boo k-ee] /ˈbʊk i/
noun
1.
bookmaker (def 1).
Origin of bookie
1880-1885
1880-85; book(maker) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for bookie

bookie

/ˈbʊkɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for bookmaker
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Word Origin and History for bookie
n.

1885, colloquial shortening of bookmaker in the wagering sense.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bookie

bookie

noun

A person who accepts and handles bets on horse races; bookmaker (1880s+ Gambling)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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