Shicer \Shi"cer\ (sh[imac]"s[~e]r), n. [Prob. fr. G. scheisser one who defecates.] (Mining) An unproductive mine; a duffer. [Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • shicer — /shuy seuhr/, n. Australian. 1. Slang. a swindler. 2. any unscrupulous person. [1850 55; < G Scheisser, equiv. to scheiss(en) to SHIT + er ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shicer — [ ʃʌɪsə] noun Austral./NZ 1》 informal, dated a worthless person or thing, especially a swindler. 2》 Mining an unproductive claim or mine. Origin C19: from Ger. Scheisser contemptible person …   English new terms dictionary

  • shicer — shi·cer …   English syllables

  • shicer — /ˈʃaɪsə / (say shuysuh) noun Colloquial 1. Also, shyster mine. an unproductive gold mine. 2. a swindler; shyster. {German scheisser, literally, one who shits} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shicer — n. Austral. 1 Mining an unproductive claim or mine. 2 sl. a a swindler, welsher, or cheat. b a worthless thing; a failure. Etymology: G Scheisser contemptible person …   Useful english dictionary

  • Duffer — Duf fer, n. 1. (Mining) See {Shicer}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any common domestic pigeon. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Misrepresentation Nouns 1. (act of deceiving) deception, deceptiveness; falseness, falsehood, untruth; imposition, imposture, misinformation, disinformation; fraud, fraudulence, deceit, deceitfulness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • shyster — n a dishonest, avaricious, contemptible person. The term is usually applied to unscrupulous professionals, particularly lawyers, who were the original subjects of the epithet in the USA in the mid 19th century. The etymology of shyster is open to …   Contemporary slang

  • cheat — 1. verb Syn: swindle, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double cross, gull; informal diddle, rip off, con, pull a fast one on; N.Amer.; informal sucker, goldbrick; Austral.; informal rort 2. noun Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • shyster — /ˈʃaɪstə / (say shuystuh) noun Colloquial 1. a lawyer who uses unprofessional or questionable methods. 2. someone who gets along by petty, sharp practices; shicer. {US (early 19th century); ? German Scheisser a contemptible, incompetent person,… …   Australian English dictionary

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