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vig (n) shortening of vigorish (dating back to 1968)
vigorish (n) 1 : a charge taken (as by a bookie or a gambling house) on bets; also, the degree of such a charge (a ~ of 5 percent) 2:
interest paid to a moneylender.
"And stopped paying the vig, which was twelve grand a week." (p. 301)
Word is from Dog on It by Spenser Quinn. Definitions are from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.