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    Question Punter

    Hey, could someone tell me what the word 'punter' means in this particular sentence: I was a bit nervous going into it as I've read either bad reviews (broadsheets) or very good ones (tabloids, punters & Jonathan Ross). It is from a review of Johnny English. The meaning I found in most dictionaries doesn't make much sense in this context.

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    Re: Punter

    Not a teacher.

    Hi Ola.
    In this case "punter" refers to someone who is just a regular member of the audience, rather than someone who went in a professional role, e.g. a critic.

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