Welsher
Welsher Welsh"er, n. One who cheats at a horse race; one who bets, without a chance of being able to pay; one who receives money to back certain horses and absconds with it. [Written also {welcher}.] [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • welsher — noun see welsh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • welsher — See welsh. * * * …   Universalium

  • Welsher — noun A person of Welsh descent; a Welshman …   Wiktionary

  • welsher — Synonyms and related words: clock watcher, defaulter, delinquent, eye servant, goldbrick, goldbricker, levanter, malingerer, nonpayer, old soldier, shirk, shirker, skulk, skulker, slacker, soldier, tax dodger, tax evader, truant …   Moby Thesaurus

  • welsher — welsh·er || welʃə(r) n. (Slang) one who avoids payment of gambling debt (sometimes offensive) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • welsher — welsh·er …   English syllables

  • welsher — A person who fails to pay when lie loses a bet. A person who makes bets or receives money to bet and absconds without paying his losses or returning the money entrusted to him. People v Monroe, 349 111270, 182 NE 439, 85 ALR 605 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • welsher — noun someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager • Syn: ↑welcher • Derivationally related forms: ↑welsh • Hypernyms: ↑swindler, ↑defrauder, ↑chiseller, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • welcher — Welsher Welsh er, n. One who cheats at a horse race; one who bets, without a chance of being able to pay; one who receives money to back certain horses and absconds with it. [Written also {welcher}.] [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • welsh — welsher, n. /welsh, welch/, v.i. Informal (sometimes offensive). 1. to cheat by failing to pay a gambling debt: You aren t going to welsh on me, are you? 2. to go back on one s word: He welshed on his promise to help in the campaign. Also, welch …   Universalium

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