chancer


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chancer

(ˈtʃɑːnsə)
n
slang an unscrupulous or dishonest opportunist who is prepared to try any dubious scheme for making money or furthering his or her own ends
[C19: from chance + -er1]
Translations

chancer

[ˈtʃænsəʳ] N (Brit) → trepa mf

chancer

[ˈtʃɑːnsər] narnaqueur/euse m/f

chancer

n (inf)Windhund m (inf)
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CHANCER Daniel Watson had a narrow escape when he realised a high voltage cable he was trying to steal was still live.
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Judge Williams said: "You are by nature a chancer and that extended to bringing the drugs into the prison for your own financial reward.
After being fired from her teaching position at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard in April 2012, Halas is still receiving her salary and benefits, Jeff Chancer, superintendent of the Oxnard School District, told ABCNews.
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Recorder Allan Mainds told Swadkins: "You are a chancer.