Meaning of vigorish

vig•or•ish

Pronunciation: (vig'ur-ish), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a charge paid on a bet, as to a bookie.
  2. interest paid to a moneylender, esp. a usurer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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