AskDefine | Define punter

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who propels a boat with a pole
2 (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
3 someone who bets [syn: bettor, better, wagerer]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. One who punts a football; also, one who propels a punt (pontoon).
  2. In the context of "UK|slang": one who gambles. See speculator.
  3. In the context of "UK|slang": A customer, often used to refer to the customer of a prostitute.
  4. In the context of "UK|slang": A regular customer of a particular pub or other drinking establishment.


One who punts a football; one who propels a punt
One who gables; a speculator
customer, often of a prostitute
  • German: Freier (of prostitute)
A regular customer of a particular drinking establishment

Extensive Definition

The word punter may refer to:
  • A British and Australian English colloquial term for a paying guest or customer, especially
    • a patron of a brothel
    • a gambler, particularly an amateur betting on horse racing or a player in the game of Baccarat
    • a beginner skier or snowboarder, especially one with particularly bad style
  • Someone who uses a Punt (boat)
  • Punter (American football), a position in American or Canadian football
  • The Punters, a traditional Newfoundland music group
  • Punter (protocol), a file-transfer protocol
  • Ricky Ponting, nicknamed Punter, an Australian cricketer

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