from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that edits, prints, publishes, or binds books.
- n. One who accepts and pays off bets, as on a horserace. Also called bookie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who prints or binds books
- n. A person (or a business) who calculates odds and accepts bets, especially on horse racing; a bookie
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who writes and publishes books; especially, one who gathers his materials from other books; a compiler.
- n. A betting man who “makes a book.” See To make a book, under Book, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A printer and binder of books.
- n. One who writes and publishes books; especially, a mere compiler.
- n. One who makes a book (see book, n., 9) on a race or other doubtful event; a professional betting man. See extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
- n. a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
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