vigorish

noun vig·o·rish \ ˈvi-gə-rish \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of vigorish

perhaps from Ukrainian vygrash or Russian vyigrysh winnings, profit


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