Definition of croupier
: an employee of a gambling casino who collects and pays bets and assists at the gaming tables
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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.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of croupier
French, literally, rider on the croup of a horse, from croupe croup
First Known Use: 1709See Words from the same year
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Definition of croupier for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to collect and pay out money in a casino
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