Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chancer

play
noun chanc·er \ˈchan(t)-sər\

Simple Definition of chancer

  • : someone who takes chances and often does improper things to get an advantage over other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chancer

British

  1. :  a scheming opportunist

Examples of chancer in a sentence

  1. <a two-faced chancer, he doesn't hesitate to dump people when they are no longer of any use>

  2. <betrayed by a chancer who, she mistakenly thought, was her friend>



1959

First Known Use of chancer

1959


Learn More about chancer


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chancer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

prophetic or oracular

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

melancholy philistine frenetic lazy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ