chiseller


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chiseller

(ˈtʃɪzələ)
n
1. (Crafts) a person who uses a chisel
2. informal a cheat
3. slang Dublin a child
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiseller - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
card shark, card sharp, card sharper, cardsharp, cardsharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
clip artist - a swindler who fleeces the victim
con artist, con man, confidence man - a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
welcher, welsher - someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager
Translations

chiseller

chiseler (US) [ˈtʃɪzləʳ] Ngorrón m
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Please remember Miss McVey showed no mercy both as minister for disabilities and as assistant to former welfare chief and MP for Chingford Iain Duncan Smith (aka The Chingford Chiseller).
In America, for example, we see equivalent terms such as welfare chiseller and welfare queen, (6) with their own distinct meanings and gender connotations, used by New Right actors to similar effect, whereas in the UK the term 'welfare scrounger' is common.
Starting in Ancient Greece, Ritchie (comedy writing and performance, Southampton Solent U., England) traces a key thread in the development of comic performance: the chiseller figure, the loafer who makes a living offering jokes, compliments or advice in exchange for food, drink or financial assistance from anyone willing to provide it.
Director Stephen Frears neatly alternates between the audacious scams executed by the trio of con artists, with sudden moments of calculated violence and the intense rivalry that develops between expert bet chiseller Huston, her ambitious son and his scheming girlfriend.
BOB HOPE has been unmasked in New Yorker magazine as a vain, skirt- chasing chiseller by people like Woody Allen who've worked with him over the years.
BORIS Johnson hiding when the fallout of the campaign he fronted to wrench the UK out of Europe was discussed in Parliament betrayed the selfish, cowardly personality of a Tory chiseller unfit to be Prime Minister, His calculated decision to duck an appearance in the Commons chamber to hear defeated David Cameron's statement deservedly earned rebukes from the Conservative MPs whose support he covets to fulfil his blond ambition.