Definition of booker in US English:



  • ‘the club's talent bookers’
    short for booking agent
    • ‘There are club bookers who give women little to no stage time - how are female comics supposed to improve if they can't practice?’
    • ‘The talent booker muttered, ‘Well, that would be a refreshing change.’’
    • ‘This will not please the psychobabblers and the melodramatists and the daytime-television bookers; but she is unfazed.’
    • ‘The terms under which publicists permit their Big Name clients to appear on covers are often so onerous that the bookers are forced to go with the ingénues on the B list.’
    • ‘I find the press and the club bookers are so straight up and alert to music.’
    • ‘In choosing guests to appear on cable news, bookers will almost always choose a glib ignoramus over an expert who can't talk in clipped sentences.’
    • ‘What can the booker do if he has this specimen with all this talent, but does just enough to get by with the victories every week?’
    • ‘People who criticize him never look at the big picture, he isn't shoving himself down our throats, the bookers, the writers, and other management are.’
    • ‘It's a good bet that the bookers of the political talk shows observed King's performance and invited him for repeat performances this weekend.’
    • ‘And you've heard how the bookers of every major media organization is out there trying like crazy…’
    • ‘At this point it's a safe bet the talk show's talent bookers aren't holding a space.’
    • ‘A lot of these bookers for these events assume that they need to hear conservative voices in these events because they think they will hear liberal viewpoints from the audience or other panel members.’
    • ‘My experience with the TV thing is that bookers tend to go with a two-person or three-person format when discussing anything of substance.’
    • ‘He promised everyone would get their money and, taking over Leslie's financial responsibilities got him a job with a booker for a theatre chain.’
    • ‘The audience, largely of bookers representing groups who plan to see Cinderella during its seven-week run from December 19, roared with the laughter of recognition.’
    • ‘While crowd reactions aren't everything, the Philly crowd should have told the bookers everything they need to know about the job they did tonight.’
    • ‘In stand-up, you are the booker, the marketer, the promoter, and the performer.’
    • ‘He was a theatrical film booker and educational-materials distributor based in Clarksburg, West Virginia.’
    • ‘‘We're getting really good responses from people in the industry, people seeing us for the first time and the club bookers,’ Amey enthuses.’
    • ‘As to things like which bands are allowed to play there, first this goes through the bookers, simply because it would be illogical to have the membership screen every band that sends in a demo.’