[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)
an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table.
an assistant chairperson at a public dinner.
[kroo-pee] /ˈkru pi/
adjective, croupier, croupiest.
pertaining to or resembling .
affected with .
/ˈkruːpɪə; French krupje/
a person who deals cards, collects bets, etc, at a gaming table
“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.”
- Croupous membrane
croupous membrane n. See false membrane.
[kroo-pee] /ˈkru pi/ adjective, croupier, croupiest. 1. pertaining to or resembling . 2. affected with .
[kroos] /krus/ adjective, Scot. and North England. 1. brisk; lively. [krous] /kraʊs/ noun 1. Russel, 1893–1966, U.S. dramatist. /kruːs/ adjective 1. (Scot & Northern English, dialect) lively, confident, or saucy
[kroo-stahd] /kruˈstɑd/ noun 1. a shell of bread or pastry, sometimes of noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes, baked or fried and filled with ragout or the like.