[ kroo-pee-er, -pee-ey; French kroo-pyey ]
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noun,plural crou·pi·ers [kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey]. /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/.
  1. an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table.

  2. 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

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How to use croupier in a sentence

  • The next instant, he has raked the butt of your discarded cigarette from beneath your feet with the dexterity of a- 31 - croupier.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith

British Dictionary definitions for croupier


/ (ˈkruːpɪə, French krupje) /

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

Origin of croupier

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

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