Definition of tipster in US English:



  • A person who gives tips, especially about the likely winner of a race or contest, and especially for a fee.

    • ‘We've always known that jockeys and footballers make lousy tipsters, but what of that timeless font of sporting knowledge and erudition, sportswriters?’
    • ‘O'Ryan, who is a staff writer with the Racing Post, has been out in front in the Naps competition between tipsters from national and provincial newspapers all over Britain, for much of the season.’
    • ‘That may be true, but even more obvious is the fact that, when acting as tipsters, lots of trainers make excellent trainers.’
    • ‘Something that I do every year when the Grand National weights are published at the start of February, is to buy the Racing Post and look at what the tipsters say.’
    • ‘With 7 tipsters for 8 races they would regularly average between 7 and 12 winning selections.’
    • ‘The dedicated racing pages will have previews and reviews of all the action, together with updates on the going and the predictions of newspaper tipsters.’
    • ‘Away from the Commons, he indulged his passion for the sport of kings and, jaunty trilby set at an angle, was a regular at many of Britain's race courses as well as a newspaper tipster.’
    • ‘Sceptics in the media have always seen opinion polls as crooked: not as deceitful as horoscopes, but way short of the exacting standards met by the racing tipsters.’
    • ‘Hughes bets on several races a day and farms himself out as a tipster, supplementing his income as he has a bit of fun.’
    • ‘Ray, a racing tipster, has always had a passion for Amy, and we learn, once carried on a brief affair with her.’
    • ‘Tickets cost 60 each which will entitle you to free entry, use of the exclusive bar, free race card, buffet lunch, race tipster and entry in a free raffle.’
    • ‘If racing tipsters were any good they probably wouldn't be racing hacks - they'd be professional punters.’
    • ‘Those tipsters may have the winners so a visit to UCG on Monday night next might be worthwhile for all you punters.’
    • ‘The point is, that a change in the off-side interpretation has given the sport, on the park at least, its soul back and, from the tipsters ' point of view, there will be winners and losers.’
    • ‘Essentially distinguishing between bona fide newspapers and hit and run tipsters, the court talks about hit and run tipsters, the sort of people who want to make recommendations and then run off with your money.’
    • ‘Office tipsters, rusty after a summer of cricket and racing, would be well advised to bear the Harrigan factor in mind.’
    • ‘As well as the exciting racing on offer, Racing Post tipsters will be staging a special forum to give some expert pointers as to where winners can be found.’
    • ‘However, there was no evidence that the officer had any contact with that tipster, so to him the tipster was anonymous.’
    • ‘She said he had put £1,000 in the gambling account and paid for information from professional tipsters, which was passed on to her by phone.’
    • ‘Mr Hornby, pictured, is in the saddle as our newest tipster, and hopes his talent for spotting winners rubs off on readers.’