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English definition of “punter”

punter

noun [C] uk   /ˈpʌn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/

punter noun [C] (GAMBLER)

UK a person who gambles (= risks money guessing the result of something): Bookmakers are offering punters odds of 6–1 on the horse Red Devil winning the race.

punter noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

UK informal a customer; a user of services or buyer of goods: Many hotels are offering discounts in an attempt to attract punters/pull in the punters. UK slang a person who uses the services of a prostitute

punter noun [C] (BOAT)

a person who travels in a punt
(Definition of punter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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