The clip below, of Mayall hamming it up when he realises a punter is filming him at a charity auction, is a classic.
Mr. punter, the Wesleyan Scripture reader, himself distributed six tons at Southampton.
In case of his refusal the card is offered to the second punter.
Chancellor will sometimes punt from ordinary formation to fool you, but not often, for her punter likes plenty of room.
Not as good as we are, on the whole, but they've got a punter—Gridley—who's a perfect wizard!
The punter could send a wickedly twisting spiral sixty yards, and the ends had an uncanny way of catching forward passes.
The corruption from punter, or boat-rope, to painter, seems obvious.
The dealer has an eight and king, the punter a five and three.
There was a loud crack, and the punter was almost thrown over the side as the rotten pole broke in the middle.
On examining the face of the punter who had made these ravages I guessed the game.
"kick," 1845; see punt (v.).
"flat-bottomed river boat," late Old English punt, perhaps an ancient survival of British Latin ponto "flat-bottomed boat" (see OED), a kind of Gallic transport (Caesar), also "floating bridge" (Gellius), from Latin pontem (nominative pons) "bridge" (see pontoon). Or from or influenced by Old French cognate pont "large, flat boat."
"to kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground," 1845, first in a Rugby list of football rules, perhaps from dialectal punt "to push, strike," alteration of Midlands dialect bunt "to push, butt with the head," of unknown origin, perhaps echoic. Student slang meaning "give up, drop a course so as not to fail," 1970s, is because a U.S. football team punts when it cannot advance the ball. Related: Punted; punting.
A gambler; a bettor: Inside the clubhouse, the punters sit enraged on their slatted benches
[1706+; fr French punter, ''to place a bet against the bank in a card game,'' of uncertain origin]
To gamble; bet
[1706+; fr French ponte, Spanish punta, ''point,'' used for playing against the banker in faro and other games]
To shoot: He potted a woodchuck (1860+)
[all senses fr cooking pot, as something containing a pot-luck mess of food, something sooty and unattractive, something fat-looking, something to be filled by hitting the hunt's prey, etc]