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From Yiddish slang, from the Russian выигрыш (vyigrysh, “winnings”).
- (uncountable, slang) A charge taken on bets, as by a bookie or gambling establishment.
- (uncountable, slang) The interest on a loan of money, especially for loans made by a usurer or loan shark.
- (countable, slang) An amount owed on account of or payment of a bookie's charge or of interest.