from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bookmaker.
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- n. A bookmaker, being a person who, or business which, takes bets from the general public on sporting events and similar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
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Ed the bookie is there to use his limited political knowledge to promote Blue Square on the publicly funded and free of product placement BBC!!
In the U.S., the word "bookie" might conjure up images of shady men dealing out of backrooms at horse tracks.
Every bookie is quoting literary odds now: Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power and Unibet are all at it.
I called my bookie this morning to get the odds on BushCo vs Leahy et al when the titans clash in front of John Roberts 'funhouse mirror of a Supreme Court.
Finally, he calls his bookie out of frustration and says, 'I've had it.
Before you call your bookie, check out the numbers.
One poster lambasted Patte for allegedly being a "bookie" - a person who accepts bets on sporting events.
Just call your bookie and ask for your money back.
Nor was Trump's acquittal of her much of a surprise just days after a Celebrity Apprentice series finale that featured the dessicated corpse of Joan Rivers claiming victory over a gambling addict (yes, Annie Duke, that does insult every poker player in Vegas -- you're about as much of an athlete or a celebrity as a bookie is a certified public accountant).
E.g. one may feel free to call your bookie / broker and bet that mortgage money on anything on the zero relevance list when you get tired of being homeless reread the list.