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casino

[ kuh-see-noh ]
/ kəˈsi noʊ /
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noun, plural ca·si·nos for 1.

a building or large room used for meetings, entertainment, dancing, etc., especially such a place equipped with gambling devices, gambling tables, etc.
(in Italy) a small country house or lodge.
Also cas·si·no .Cards. a game in which cards that are face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand.

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Origin of casino

1780–90; <Italian, equivalent to cas(a) “house” + -ino diminutive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM casino

sub·ca·si·no, noun, plural sub·ca·si·nos.
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British Dictionary definitions for casino

casino
/ (kəˈsiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

a public building or room in which gaming takes place, esp roulette and card games such as baccarat and chemin de fer
a variant spelling of cassino

Word Origin for casino

C18: from Italian, diminutive of casa house, from Latin
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