- a charge paid on a bet, as to a bookie.
- interest paid to a moneylender, especially a usurer.
Origin of vigorish
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Contemporary Examples of vig
For example, vaccinia immune globulin, or VIG, is stored and ready for the next person who becomes ill from smallpox vaccine.Emory Will Wage High-Tech War on Ebola
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Historical Examples of vig
Mind you, it ain't no vig'lance committee, but a mob, that's got him.
Drtt thotti sa dauglingr vera quado meth gumnom god-r kominn; sialfr gecc visi or vig thrimo ungum fra itrlauc grami.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3
Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
A vig'lance committee is the coolest kind of comin' together of the integrity an' the brains of a commoonity.
- US slang the interest on a loan that is paid to a moneylender