cardsharp
or cardsharper noun Date: 1859 a person who habitually cheats at cards

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  • cardsharp — card sharp , cardsharper card sharp er . a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardsharp — ☆ cardsharp [kärd′shärp΄ ] n. Informal a professional cheater at cards: also cardsharper …   English World dictionary

  • cardsharp — noun One who is skilled at card games, especially at cheating in them. One of Tims great grandparents had been a cardsharp in the wild west, and had been shot dead during a game …   Wiktionary

  • cardsharp — cardsharping, n. /kahrd shahrp /, n. a person, esp. a professional gambler, who cheats at card games. Also, cardsharper. [1855 60, Amer.; CARD1 + SHARP] * * * …   Universalium

  • cardsharp — Synonyms and related words: adventurer, betting ring, bettor, boneshaker, bunco artist, bunco steerer, cardshark, cardsharper, carpetbagger, compulsive gambler, con artist, con man, confidence man, crap shooter, crimp, gambler, gamester, hazarder …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cardsharp — n. dishonest card player …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cardsharp — also card.sharp.er noun (C) someone who cheats when playing cards in order to make money …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cardsharp — card•sharp [[t]ˈkɑrdˌʃɑrp[/t]] also card′sharp er n. gam a person who cheats at card games Also called card′ shark . Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cardsharp — noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games • Syn: ↑card sharp, ↑cardsharper, ↑card sharper, ↑sharper, ↑sharpie, ↑sharpy, ↑card shark • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardsharper — cardsharp card sharp , cardsharper card sharp er . a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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