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  • Punter Was a redirect to John (prostitution), which is clearly inappropriate. The vastly more common meaning is someone who bets on horse races (indeed, the local prostitution meaning is probably derived from this one), and it can also mean one who poles a boat in shallow water. None of these meanings are worthy of an encyclopedia entry. This is, after all, not a dictionary. Tannin 13:20, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Delete Rossami 14:50, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Just wanted to add that, to Americans, a punter is somebody who kicks a football.  :) It could be redirected to Glossary of American football. RickK 16:37, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • or made into a kind of disambiguation page to all of these various meanings. Gentgeen 16:38, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Opposition, for the reason Gentgeen mentioned. It has become a pretty standard disambiguation page now. I was, however, surprised that nobody added the actual meaning of punter: Someone who punts ;-) -- Timwi 16:56, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Keep, it has now become a good dismbig page. Tempshill 18:47, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Keep. Angela. 21:41, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Now a pointless but harmless disambiguation page: call for deletion withdrawn. Tannin 23:35, 12 Dec 2003 (UTC)

British English[edit]

There are three important uses of the word punter in British English, now listed. All three are in common usage and at least one links here from Hillman Hunter, as a cockney rhyming slang term.

Can we please RETAIN the British uses for punter this time?! looking through the history, this has been deleted more than once - it is a VERY common word! - br

The word punter is used under horse racing - betting and should be cross referenced

Just because they're common words doesn't mean they have a place on a disambiguation page. Wikipedia is not a dictionary. Disambiguation pages link only to other articles, and don't contain dictionary definitions. — Timwi 16:11, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

If WIKI is not a dictionary, what is it. Define the use of the word dictionary. Define encyclopedia. Let the PUNTERS decide ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:58, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Irish Origin?[edit]

Could it be some sort of Anglo-Irish derivative, based on the old Irish currency?

Punt = Money Punter = Person with Punts to spend (e.g. an Irish person at Cheltenham!)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:06, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Eddy Groves[edit]

This was the first instance of Eddy Groves appearing on this page. I am highly doubtful that this name should appear on this page, however.--Filll (talk | wpc) 21:33, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Ship type?[edit]

Is "punter" really a ship type? I've found one page [1] that uses it that way, but one could easily be just an error. The article Dutch barge makes no mention of the word. --Dan Wylie-Sears 2 (talk) 20:00, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

It means "customer of a prostitute"[edit]

Just today, in reporting by a widely-respected organization: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:24, 9 July 2016 (UTC)