see also: Vig
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (slang) A charge taken on bets, as by a bookie or gambling establishment.
  2. (US slang, crime) Interest from a loan shark's loan.
    • 1973, Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin (screenplay), Mean Streets, quoted in 2009, Ellis Cashmore, Martin Scorsese's America, page 118 ↗,
      “You charged a guy from the neighborhood $1800 vig?” he asks incredulously (“vig” is short for vigorish, meaning a rate of interest from a loan from an illegal moneylender).
  3. A commission, finder's fee, or similar extra charge.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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