punter

punter
punter punt‧er [ˈpʌntə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] informal
1. a person who tries to make money buying and selling shares etc on a financial market:

• Such privatisations are aimed more at the general punter than the industrial investor.

• punters on the commodities and futures markets

2. a customer or client:

• We try to give the punters what they want.

• For the average punter the most important thing is the price.

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punter UK US /ˈpʌntər/ noun [C] UK INFORMAL COMMERCE
a customer: »

Many hotels are offering discounts in an attempt to attract punters.

»

We're hoping our summer sale will pull in the punters.

FINANCE someone who buys and sells shares on a financial market in an attempt to make money: »

Excited punters placed numerous buying orders for the shares.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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