vigorish


vig·o·rish

noun \ˈvi-gə-rish\

Definition of VIGORISH

1
:  a charge taken (as by a bookie or a gambling house) on bets; also :  the degree of such a charge <a vigorish of five percent>
2
:  interest paid to a moneylender

Origin of VIGORISH

perhaps from Ukrainian vygrash or Russian vyigrysh winnings, profit
First Known Use: 1912

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

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