chancer

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noun chanc·er \ˈchan(t)-sər\

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


CHANCER Defined for English Language Learners

chancer

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noun chanc·er \ˈchan(t)-sər\

Definition of chancer for English Language Learners

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


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