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  • noun Vigorish.

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  • noun slang interest from a loan shark's loan.
  • noun a commission, finder's fee, or similar extra charge


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  • abbreviation for vigorish

    October 4, 2009

  • “We facilitate financial transactions for a fee. That…

    is what we call the Vig.”

    The vig is defined & depicted in the Wall Street financial crime thriller novel by John Nuckel: The Vig."

    December 10, 2015