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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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  • This makes you an 'Investment Counselor, short-term transactions only,' and removes from you the odious nomenclature of 'bookie.'

    The Big Fix George Oliver Smith
  • Does the bookie ask you how much coin you have and if you can afford to lose it?

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
  • "Got you, sonny," said the bookie, and bolted with a half-hearted grin.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Such determination on so young a face the bookie thought he had never seen.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Then he returned to the Paddock, passing a bookie with uplifted hand of protest.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • "He's a powerful great horse, Mr. Woodburn," smiled the bookie.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • The Boss hadn't a word left in him, but I wouldn't have met him in the ring about then for anything less'n a bookie's bundle.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • That single afternoon would thus bring me in five hundred thousand pounds—provided the bookie did not blow his brains out.

  • For instance, have you ever heard of Percy Pook, the bookie?

    A Man of Means P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
  • The bookie looked just once at me, and I'll never forget how his eyebrows went together.

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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