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

card′sharp′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardsharper - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamescardsharper - 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
References in classic literature ?
Such debts amounted to about four thousand: one thousand five hundred for a horse, and two thousand five hundred as surety for a young comrade, Venovsky, who had lost that sum to a cardsharper in Vronsky's presence.
Kogan drew some haunting colours from his players, not least an evocative colloquy between flute and horn, and snare-drum flourishes like the shuffling of a cardsharper.
Corin plays the Armageddon cardsharper, roping you in while she ups the ante throughout this breakneck array--random reading recommended-and, dazzlingly, changes the Four Horsemen into the guileless kewpie dolls of American vacuity until you want to run to the keyboard and bitches brew your very own creeping-flesh apocalypse.