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Meaning of BOOKMAKER

Pronunciation:  'bûk`meykur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
  2. [n]  a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
 

BOOKMAKER is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bookie
 
 See Also: gambler, maker, shaper

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Book"mak`er\, n.
1. One who writes and publishes books; especially, one who
   gathers his materials from other books; a compiler.

2. (Horse Racing) A betting man who ``makes a book.'' See {To
   make a book}, under {Book}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bagman, bibliognost, bibliographer, biblioklept, bibliolater, bibliomane, bibliomaniac, bibliopegist, bibliophage, bibliophile, bibliopole, bibliopolist, bibliotaph, bibliothec, bibliothecaire, bibliothecary, book agent, book collector, book printer, book publisher, book salesman, bookbinder, bookdealer, bookie, booklover, bookman, bookseller, book-stealer, bookworm, cataloger, chief librarian, college editor, copy editor, curator, dictionary editor, editor, editor-in-chief, executive editor, juvenile editor, layer, librarian, library director, managing editor, numbers runner, permissions editor, philobiblist, printer, production editor, publisher, reference editor, reference librarian, runner, textbook editor, trade editor
 

 

 

 

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