casino

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See also: Casino and casinò

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From Italian casino, diminutive form of casa (house), from Latin casa (cottage, hut).

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  • IPA(key): /kæˈsinoʊ/, /kəˈsinoʊ/
  • (file)

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casino (countable and uncountable, plural casinos or casinoes or casini)

  1. A public building or room for gambling.
    • 2017, Christopher Knauss, The Guardian, 16 August:
      A bid by Donald Trump to build Sydney’s first casino was rejected 30 years ago after police expressed concerns about his links to the mafia.
  2. (obsolete) A small house; a pleasure house or holiday home, especially in Italy.
    • 1786, Hester Thrale Piozzi, Thraliana, 3 July:
      Quirini [was] knowing in the belles Lettres, & highly skilled in making his Casino comfortable to all the Wits & Blues as we now call them in London.
    • 1792, James Boswell, in Danziger & Brady (eds.), Boswell: The Great Biographer (Journals 1789–1795), Yale 1989, p. 163:
      I felt it strange, and regretted it, that so amiable a man should have contracted such dissolute habits, and at this very time, instead of living respectably with his charming Countess, had Baccelli, the superannuated dancing courtesan, in a casino in the neighbourhood.
  3. (uncountable) A card game for two to four players.

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casino n (plural casino's, diminutive casinootje n)

  1. casino, gambling house
    Synonym: speelhuis

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French[edit]

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From Italian, possibly via English

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casino m (plural casinos)

  1. a casino

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

casa +‎ -ino; cognate with Piedmontese casin

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  • IPA(key): [kaˈziː.no], /kaˈzino/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧sì‧no

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casino m (plural casini)

  1. brothel
  2. mess
  3. hunting lodge
  4. casino
  5. a particular card game

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casino m (plural casinos)

  1. (Portugal) Alternative form of cassino

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casino m (plural casinos)

  1. (Chile) cafeteria, canteen (staff restaurant)
  2. casino