sharper


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sharp·er

 (shär′pər)
n.
One that deals dishonestly with others, especially a cheating gambler.

sharper

(ˈʃɑːpə)
n
a person who cheats or swindles; fraud

sharp•er

(ˈʃɑr pər)

also sharpie



n.
1. a shrewd swindler.
2. a professional gambler.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharper - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamessharper - 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

sharper

noun
Translations

sharper

[ˈʃɑːpəʳ] N (= con artist) → estafador(a) m/f; (= card-sharp) → fullero/a m/f, tramposo/a m/f

sharper

nGauner(in) m(f); (= card sharper)Falschspieler(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
I mean, Mr Pancks, that you must be sharper with the people, sharper with the people, much sharper with the people, sir.
Indignant at this I followed him, and speaking him fairly and civilly asked him to give me if it were only eight reals, for he knows I am an honest man and that I have neither profession nor property, for my parents never brought me up to any or left me any; but the rogue, who is a greater thief than Cacus and a greater sharper than Andradilla, would not give me more than four reals; so your worship may see how little shame and conscience he has.
Now in an evil hour, hoping to win a marriage portion for his child, this simple old man had entrusted his small savings to a sharper to be ventured in a glittering speculation.
Her open mouth showed the pale gums drawn back from the teeth, which looked positively longer and sharper than usual.
But the incidents of his adventure grew sensibly sharper and clearer under the attrition of thinking them over, and so he presently found himself leaning to the impression that the thing might not have been a dream, after all.
Yes, gentlemen, I've been told there's a rumor going about Moscow that I'm a sharper, so I advise you to be careful.
Though vexation hath not the same effect on all persons as it usually hath on a widow, whose appetite it often renders sharper than it can be rendered by the air on Bansted Downs, or Salisbury Plain; yet the sublimest grief, notwithstanding what some people may say to the contrary, will eat at last.
For if it occurred to me that I might occasionally excite suspicion by the little outbreaks of my sharper passion for them, so too I remember wondering if I mightn't see a queerness in the traceable increase of their own demonstrations.
But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel's great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing?
Their density would not en- able them to understand his sharper point of view.
There were more and sharper words from the man; then a sudden rustle; she had sprung to her feet.
From behind the house came the softly muffled roar of the tide sweeping in, and, with sharper insistence, the whirr of machinery from the boathouse.