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Difference between Book-holder and Book-keeper

book-holder—(dated) a theatrical prompter:

  • Bentley supplies evidence for the existence of a functionary called the “prompter” or “book-holder” from about 1615 on. There is little evidence about his precise duties.

book-keepera person who keeps accounts of a business, public office, etc.:

  • The telegram contained the offer of a job, that of a book-keeper on a sheep run east of Broken Hill.