bookie

[book-ee]
noun
bookmaker ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1880–85; book(maker) + -ie

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bookie (ˈbʊkɪ)
 
n
informal short for bookmaker

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Word Origin & History

bookie
1885, colloquial shortening of bookmaker in the wagering sense (see book).
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Slang Dictionary

bookie definition


  1. n.
    a bookmaker for betting. : My bookie wants his money on the spot.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Exchanges allow people to bet with each other, rather than going through a
  licensed bookie or a parimutuel pool.
Customers can pay a bill, book a hotel room or place a bet without walking to
  the bank, travel agent or bookie.
Once again she meets the footman, who has now become a successful bookie.
He has rescued a stranger from an alley beating only to find the grateful
  bookie plying him with tips that pyramid into a fortune.
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