Definition of “bookie” - English Dictionary

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“bookie” in British English

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bookienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊk.i/ us /ˈbʊk.i/

informal for bookmaker

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

“bookie” in American English

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bookienoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊk·i/ also bookmaker, /ˈbʊkˌmeɪ·kər/

a person whose business is accepting and paying out money risked on a particular result of something, esp. horse races

(Definition of “bookie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)