Definition of vigorish
1 : a charge taken (as by a bookie or a gambling house) on bets; also : the degree of such a charge a vigorish of five percent
2 : interest paid to a moneylender
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There was no need for a credit card reader, cutting point-of- sale system providers — and their vigorish — out of the equation.
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Origin and Etymology of vigorish
perhaps from Ukrainian vygrash or Russian vyigrysh winnings, profit
First Known Use: 1912
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