Definition of croupier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkruːpieɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkruːpieɪ//
, also NAmE//ˈkruːpiər//
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a person whose job is to be in charge of a gambling table and collect and pay out money, give out cards, etc. Wordfinderbet, casino, chip, croupier, gambling, lottery, odds, roulette, stake, streak Word Originearly 18th cent. (denoting a person standing behind a gambler to give advice): French, from Old French cropier ‘pillion rider, rider on the croup’, related to Old French croupe, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to crop.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: croupier