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croupier

Syllabification: croup·i·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkro͞opēˌā
 
, ˈkro͞opēər
 
/

Definition of croupier in English:

noun

1The person in charge of a gaming table, gathering in and paying out money or tokens.
Example sentences
  • Over 60 percent of the casino employees, including food and beverage workers, croupiers, housekeepers, store personnel and security staff, were involved.
  • Sure we could work there as croupiers, waiters, dealers, busboys, janitors and all, but we weren't allowed to gamble.
  • Surveillance, security, croupiers, inspectors and pit bosses are all on the look-out for regulars who get desperate.
2 historical The assistant chairman at a public dinner, seated at the lower end of the table.

Origin

early 18th century (denoting a person standing behind a gambler to give advice): French, from Old French cropier 'pillion rider, rider on the croup', related to Old French croupe (see croup2). Compare with crupper.

Words that rhyme with croupier

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