chanc·​er ˈchan(t)-sər How to pronounce chancer (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chancer was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Chancer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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