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ˈbʊkˌmeɪ kərbook·mak·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bookmakernoun

    a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books

  2. bookmaker, bookienoun

    a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)


  1. bookmakernoun

    a person who prints or binds books

  2. bookmakernoun

    a person (or a business) who calculates odds and accepts bets, especially on horse racing; a bookie

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bookmakernoun

    one who writes and publishes books; especially, one who gathers his materials from other books; a compiler

  2. Bookmakernoun

    a betting man who "makes a book." See To make a book, under Book, n


  1. Bookmaker

    A bookmaker, bookie or Turf Accountant is an organization or a person that takes bets on sporting and other events at agreed upon odds.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bookmaker

    From the way in which he adjusts his clients’ bets, so that, ordinarily, he cannot lose on the issue of a day’s racing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bookmaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bookmaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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