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 (kärd′shärp′) also card·sharp·er (-shär′pər)
An expert in cheating at cards.

card′sharp′ing n.


(ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp) or


(Card Games) a professional card player who cheats
ˈcardˌsharping n



also card′sharp`er,

a person who cheats at card games.
Also called card′ shark`.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardsharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamescardsharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
card player - someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud


[ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp] N cardsharper [ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːpəʳ] Nfullero/a m/f, tahur m


[ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp] nbaro
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