croupier

noun
crou·​pi·​er | \ ˈkrü-pē-ər How to pronounce croupier (audio) , -pē-ˌā \

Definition of croupier

: an employee of a gambling casino who collects and pays bets and assists at the gaming tables

Examples of croupier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Leah Santiago-Mandalano, a 39-year-old mother of two from the Philippines, a job as a croupier in Morocco ended when Covid-19 closed the casino in early 2020. Jason Douglas, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Altmann referred to a cartoon published Wednesday in The Times of London, showing Johnson as a croupier, tossing a single coronavirus into a roulette wheel. NBC News, 17 May 2021 Couldn’t block a casino croupier in the run game vs. a horrible run defense. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2020 In casino halls packed into this city’s premium high-rise office towers, young, skimpily dressed croupiers deal cards and flash winning smiles for Chinese gamblers. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, 19 Mar. 2019 His production, which opened in Monte Carlo in 2004 and traveled to Lyric in 2006-07, sets the action in a luxury hotel on the Mediterranean at the outset of World War I. Alfonso is the croupier in a fancy casino. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, 18 Feb. 2018 Renault closes Rick’s Cafe on the pretext of being shocked to discover gambling on the premises, just before a croupier presents him with his winnings. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 6 Oct. 2017 The chips have a default value of $1 each, but a high roller who wants to bet more on each spin can ask the croupier to count his chips at a higher value, such as $25. Kevin Poulsen, WIRED, 11 Feb. 2009 In his memoir, Mr. Millar writes about enjoying a dual life as a doorman on the Upper East Side of Manhattan who worked nights in clandestine casinos around New York City as a croupier and a collector of cash for the Irish casino boss. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of croupier

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croupier

borrowed from French, earlier, "person who stands behind the banker at basset (a card game) to call out the cards and deal with stakes, person associated with a gambler who stands behind him at the table," from croupier, adjective, "sitting on the croup of a horse behind the rider in the saddle," from croupe croup entry 1 + -ier -ier

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The first known use of croupier was in 1709

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“Croupier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croupier. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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