ca·​si·​no | \ kə-ˈsē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce casino (audio) \
plural casinos

Definition of casino

1 : a building or room used for social amusements specifically : one used for gambling
2 or less commonly cassino : a card game in which cards are won by matching or combining cards in a hand with those exposed on the table

Examples of casino in a Sentence

on summer evenings dance bands would perform in the seaside casino
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First Known Use of casino

1744, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for casino

Italian, from casa house, from Latin, cottage

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Casino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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