card sharp

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Noun1.card sharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamescard sharp - 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
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I happen to know who is the first link in his chain--a chain with this Napoleon-gone-wrong at one end, and a hundred broken fighting men, pickpockets, blackmailers, and card sharpers at the other, with every sort of crime in between.
However, many locals disapproved and pressurised the railway company to stop running cheap excursion trains from London that brought "roughs, card sharpers, pickpockets and other riff-raff of humanity" to the town.