pit boss


: a person who supervises the gaming tables in a casino

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If this whole rock and roll thing doesn’t work out Dave Grohl can definitely pivot to pit boss. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 7 Mar. 2023 Durable sailcloth, metal rivets, and lots of pocket space pockets make this Flint and Tinder apron an excellent gift for the pit boss in your life. John Thompson, Men's Health, 16 Nov. 2022 There’s her first cousin who worked in housekeeping; her grandfather who was a casino pit boss; an uncle who was a maintenance engineer; a cousin who was a cocktail waitress; nieces and nephews who work the front desks of big hotels. Isabel González Whitaker, ELLE, 22 Sep. 2022 In the ‘40s Jack Durant worked as a pit boss at the Flamingo Hotel for legendary gangster Bugsey Siegal. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 31 May 2022 With Walter gone, Susie stepped up as the smokehouse's pit boss. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 8 Aug. 2020 The pit boss, however, needed to suit up in trousers made of a more dignified fabric, monitor gamblers at arm’s length and glad-hand with regulars. 1843, 19 June 2020 Working-class Kay (Lawson), a casino pit boss, and handyman Mike (Biggs) barely got through high school, but they’re determined to bring some degree of normalcy to a home with three sky-high-IQ kids. Mark Dawidziak, cleveland, 19 Jan. 2020 If the rules say that a tire can’t exceed a certain width, that pit boss is going to have tires that are built to that limit and not a millimeter less. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 1 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pit boss was in 1939

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“Pit boss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pit%20boss. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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