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 ?
He was so handicapped by illiteracy and by his trusting disposition that he would be an easy prey to sharpers.
Experience had taught us some valuable things; among others, how to take care of ourselves, how to avoid and defeat sharks and sharpers, and how to conduct our own business for our own profit and without other people's help.
The other replied that all his antagonist said was true, and that he did not choose to give him more than four reals because he very often gave him money; and that those who expected presents ought to be civil and take what is given them with a cheerful countenance, and not make any claim against winners unless they know them for certain to be sharpers and their winnings to be unfairly won; and that there could be no better proof that he himself was an honest man than his having refused to give anything; for sharpers always pay tribute to lookers-on who know them.