Definition of chancer
: 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 of chancer from the Web
An uncontrollable desire to see him lose resulted in a million or more households purchasing his fights against no-chancers such as Victor Ortiz and Robert Guerrero.
Here in San Francisco Bay, the catchall name for the estuary, humans have changed the shoreline and ecology since the Spanish explorer Portola set eyes on it in 1769 and brash chancers swarmed to the Gold Rush in 1849.
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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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