noun, plural crou·pi·ers [kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/.
Origin of croupier
adjective, croup·i·er, croup·i·est.
Origin of croupy
Related Words for croupierthroaty, harsh, gruff, raucous, discordant, gravelly, broker, manager, officer, financier, investor, dealer, house, treasurer, capitalist, usurer, croupier, teller, blatant, cracked
Examples from the Web for croupier
Historical Examples of croupier
Caumartin, the first croupier, shot hisself, and Nogeot go mad.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
And feeling a terrible habitué, he said to the croupier in French: 'Maximum.A Great Man
The croupier shifted his weight, then caught the wheel and spun it savagely.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
She spoke angrily to a croupier who delayed handing her some change.
"The place shall be kept for madame," the croupier whispered.
Word Origin for croupier
"one who clears the winnings from the table in gambling," 1731, from French croupier (17c.), originally one who rides behind another, on the croup or "rump" of a horse (a word of Germanic origin); hence extended to any one who backs up another; a "second."