What is the origin of the casino


Casino (German) [edit]

Noun, n[To edit]

Alternative spellings:


Word separation:

Ka · si · no, plural: Ka · si · nos


IPA: [kaˈziːno]
Audio samples: casino (Info)
Rhymes: -iːno


[1] Place or house for meetings
[2] Canteen for officers or in companies
[3] Opportunity to gamble as part of a restaurant and variety business


Borrowed from Italian in the 18th century from casino→ it "Gesellschaftshaus, Klubhaus", to the diminutive casa→ it "House"[1][2], identical and spelled, also in English and French


[1] Common room
[2] Officers' mess
[3] Casino, casino

Sense releated words:

[1] Club room, social building, amusement center

Generic terms:

[2] Canteen


[1] If you like the canteen casino you can ask for twice as much.
[2] Are there actually separate ones for the officers Casinos?
[3] Im casino you get rid of your money faster than your thirst.
[3] "It was almost considered good form among young scientists to use their own mathematical skills in casinos."[3]

Word formations:

Casino operator, casino visit, casino visitor, casino license

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[2, 3] Wikipedia article "Casino"
[1–3] Digital dictionary of the German language "Casino"
[1–3] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Casino"
[1–3] Duden online "Casino"


  1. Duden editorial team (editor): Duden, the dictionary of origin. Etymology of the German language. In: The Duden in twelve volumes. 4th edition. Volume 7, Dudenverlag, Mannheim / Leipzig / Vienna / Zurich 2006, ISBN 978-3-411-04074-2, page 395.
  2. Friedrich Kluge, edited by Elmar Seebold: Etymological dictionary of the German language. 24th, revised and expanded edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2001, ISBN 978-3-11-017473-1, DNB 965096742 page 474.
  3. Til Knipper: Insane race. In: Cicero. Number 7, July 2014, ISSN 1613-4826, page 94

Similar words (German):

written and / or pronounced similarly:barracks