bookie etymology

English word bookie comes from English bookmaker, English -ie

Detailed word origin of bookie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bookmaker English (eng) A person (or a business) who calculates odds and accepts bets, especially on horse racing; a bookie. A person who prints or binds books.
-ie English (eng) (occasionally, sometimes, derogatory) Forming nouns signifying the person associated with suffixed noun or verb.. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
bookie English (eng) (informal) A bookmaker, being a person who, or business which, takes bets from the general public on sporting events and similar.

Words with the same origin as bookie

Descendants of -ie
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