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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOOKMAKER

Then aloud he repeated the question, touching the bookmaker on the elbow.

"He's a bad boy," said the Bookmaker, in a tone of mock condemnation.

"You can't leave this large sum with the bookmaker," he objected.

Asked what his business was the applicant said he was a bookmaker.

I wish I had taken your advice at first, and thrown the bookmaker's letter on the fire.'

In the main path they met the turgid funeral of a Bow Road bookmaker.

"That there Yankee bookmaker gen'leman he's into it too," added Jeff.

Marriage is a race in which the bookmaker invariably bolts with the money.

I went to the race track the other day and met a bookmaker I know.

Even in the Province, the happier the people, the less material for the bookmaker.

WORD ORIGIN

also book-maker, 1510s, "printer and binder of books," from book (n.) + agent noun from make (v.). The wagering sense is from 1862. Related: Book-making (late 15c., betting sense 1824).

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