from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal One who sells tips or information, as to bettors or speculators.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes a practice of giving or selling tips, or private hints or information, esp. for use in gambling upon the probable outcome of events, as horse races.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person specially employed in furnishing tips or secret information to persons interested, for betting or speculative purposes, in the issue of horse-races, the rise and fall of stocks, etc.: distinguished from a tout, who may be in the tipster's employment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
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