chancer

noun
chanc·​er | \ ˈchan(t)-sər How to pronounce chancer (audio) \

Definition of chancer

British
: a scheming opportunist

Examples of chancer in a Sentence

a two-faced chancer, he doesn't hesitate to dump people when they are no longer of any use betrayed by a chancer who, she mistakenly thought, was her friend
Recent Examples on the Web Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Among them is the sardonic confidant, St. Quentin; the down-at-the-heels military man, Major Brutt; and the impecunious, high-living chancer, Eddie. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Included was a tuneup against a no-chancer named Avni Yildirim. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chancer

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Chancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chancer. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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