chancer

noun chanc·er \ ˈchan(t)-sər \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of chancer

British
: 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

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First Known Use of chancer

1959

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CHANCER Defined for English Language Learners

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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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