Definition of punter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌntə/


1 informal, chiefly British A person who gambles, places a bet, or makes a risky investment.
Example sentences
  • 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.
gambler, backer, staker, speculator;
North American  bettor
informal plunger
North American informal high roller
Australian/New Zealand informal spieler
1.1A customer or client, especially a member of an audience.
Example sentences
  • 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.
customer, client, patron;
buyer, purchaser, shopper, consumer, user, visitor, guest;
member of the audience/crowd;
(punters) clientele, patronage, audience, following, trade, business, market
British informal bums on seats
1.2A prostitute’s client.
Example sentences
  • 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.
customer, client, kerb-crawler
informal john, trick, score
2 American Football & Rugby A player who punts.
Example sentences
  • 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.
3A person who propels or travels in a punt.

Words that rhyme with punter

Arunta, Bunter, chunter, Grantha, grunter, Gunter, hunter, junta, shunter

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