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vigorish

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Etymology

Yiddish slang originating from the Russian выигрыш (vyigrysh), winnings).

Noun

Singular
vigorish

Plural
vigorishes

vigorish (vigorishes)
  1. (uncountable) A charge taken on bets, as by a bookie or gambling establishment.
  2. (uncountable) The interest on a loan of money, especially for loans made by a usurer or loan shark.
  3. (countable) An amount owed on account of or payment of a bookie's charge or of interest.

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