Meaning of “punter” in the English Dictionary

"punter" in British English

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punternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpʌn.tər/ us /ˈpʌn.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 ] (BOAT)

a person who travels in a punt

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

"punter" in Business English

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punternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpʌntər/ us UK informal COMMERCE

a customer:

Many hotels are offering discounts in an attempt to attract punters.
We're hoping our summer sale will pull in the punters.

FINANCE someone who buys and sells shares on a financial market in an attempt to make money:

Excited punters placed numerous buying orders for the shares.

(Definition of “punter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)