[ kroo-pee-er, -pee-ey; French kroo-pyey ]
/ ˈkru pi ər, -piˌeɪ; French kruˈpyeɪ /

noun, plural crou·pi·ers [kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/.

an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table.
an assistant chairperson at a public dinner.

Origin of croupier

1700–10; < French: literally, one who sits behind another on horseback, equivalent to croupe rump (see croup2) + -ier -ier2

Definition for croupier (2 of 2)

[ kroo-pee ]
/ ˈkru pi /

adjective, croup·i·er, croup·i·est.

pertaining to or resembling croup.
affected with croup.

Origin of croupy

First recorded in 1825–35; croup1 + -y1


croup·i·ly, adverbcroup·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for croupier

/ (ˈkruːpɪə, French krupje) /


a person who deals cards, collects bets, etc, at a gaming table

Word Origin for croupier

C18: literally: one who rides behind another, from French croupe croup ²
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