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Topic: OCCUPATIONS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'person who rides on the back end of a horse, person who stands behind a player and gives advice, croupier', from Old French croupe 'back end of an animal'

croupier

noun
     
crou‧pi‧er [countable]
BODGG someone whose job is to collect and pay out money where people play cards, roulette etc for money at a casino
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