noun, plural crou·pi·ers [kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/.
- croup-associated virus,
- croupous membrane,
Origin of croupier
adjective, croup·i·er, croup·i·est.
Origin of croupy
Examples from the Web for croupier
Let the voice of the croupier and the card on which you have marked the points, occupy your thoughts.The Sharper Detected and Exposed|Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin
The croupier threw a five-franc piece to join his own, and Henry, with elaborate calmness, picked both pieces up.A Great Man|Arnold Bennett
They called him the croupier, which is, I believe, a French word.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
Dalton stooped across the table, and whispered the croupier, who returned a look of doubt and uncertainty.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)|Charles James Lever
One of the notes she exchanged with the croupier for nine hundreds, and five louis.The Count's Chauffeur|William Le Queux
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."