Meaning of “bookmaker” in the English Dictionary

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"bookmaker" in British English

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bookmakernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊkˌmeɪ.kər/ us /ˈbʊkˌmeɪ.kɚ/ informal bookie
a/the bookmaker's plural bookmakers

a place where bookmakers work:

He went down to the bookmaker's/bookie's in Chesterton Road to place a bet on the race.

(Definition of “bookmaker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)