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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Virtual Casinos Deliver a Tricky Jackpot to the Philippines," 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,, "Lyric revival of Mozart's romantic comedy 'Cosi Fan Tutte' touches the heart," 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, "With millions at stake, Greg Postel changes tune on Rick Pitino | Tim Sullivan," 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, "Feds Bust Ring of Alleged Casino Cheaters," 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, "A $7.4 Million Heist Made for Hollywood," 12 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of croupier

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croupier

French, literally, rider on the croup of a horse, from croupe croup

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“Croupier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of croupier

: a person whose job is to collect and pay out money in a casino

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