Definition of punter in English:
1 informal , chiefly British A person who gambles, places a bet, or makes a risky investment.
- The Isle of Man now allows US punters to gamble in online casinos based on the island, the NY Times reports.
- The internet is a major gambling hall for punters where they play poker bingo cards whatever; gamblers even get to play lotto online.
- This means that the average punter's investments will do worse than the average performance of the market over any given time frame.
1.1A customer or client, especially a member of an audience.
- Roux then grandstands and takes off his team blazer and tie and puts it up for auction - apparently at the request of a punter in the audience.
- The spa is open only to residents, so there's no sharing your thermal dunks with pay-and-play punters or ‘club members’.
- Once upon a year not that long ago, a young man sat in a pub telling a wide-eyed audience of punters all about his skiing holiday.
1.2A prostitute’s client.
- The law could be changed to make more severe punishment for ‘illegal’ street prostitutes and their punters.
- It would take prostitution off the streets and into a safer environment for both the prostitutes and the punters.
- Police believe the killer was probably a punter and had used prostitutes in the area before.
2 American Football & Rugby A player who punts.
- You run timed drills in a specific task like punting or run stopping where you only get to control the relevant player like the punter or middle linebacker.
- He played quarterback, strong safety, punter and placekicker at North Central High School in Kiln, Missisippi, for his father, Irvin.
- In Bengals history, there have been some effective players named Johnson, including punter Lee and running back Pete.
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