Fake Etymologies

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ca‧si‧no, n. /kəˈsinoʊ/

From the name of the first big American gambling house, “Cashings.” Cashings had difficulty keeping its neon lights lit consistently, and its name often had the h, the tail of the g, and the terminal s burned out.

“Cashings” is also the source of the ka-ching pecuniary onomatopoeia now curiously associated with cash registers.