Croupier



[kroo-pee-er, -pee-ey; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ər, -piˌeɪ; French kruˈpyeɪ/

noun, plural croupiers
[kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table.
2.
an assistant chairperson at a public dinner.
[kroo-pee] /ˈkru pi/
adjective, croupier, croupiest.
1.
pertaining to or resembling .
2.
affected with .
/ˈkruːpɪə; French krupje/
noun
1.
a person who deals cards, collects bets, etc, at a gaming table
n.

“one who clears the winnings from the table in gambling,” 1731, from French croupier (17c.), originally one who rides behind another, on the croup or “rump” of a horse (a word of Germanic origin); hence extended to any one who backs up another; a “second.”

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