Definition of bookmaker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bookmaker

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbʊkmeɪkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊkmeɪkər//
 
(informal bookie)(also British English, formal turf accountant) Types of stores, Equine sports
 
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a person whose job is to take bets on the result of horse races, etc. and pay out money to people who win See related entries: Types of stores, Equine sports
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bookmaker