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croupier

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

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Origin of croupier

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

croupier
/ (ˈkruːpɪə, French krupje) /

noun

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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