Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.

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.

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