- 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
Origin of croupy
Examples from the Web for 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.
- a person who deals cards, collects bets, etc, at a gaming table
Word Origin and History 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."