crap·​shoot·​er ˈkrap-ˌshü-tər How to pronounce crapshooter (audio)
: one who plays craps

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Franzen spends his time away from Adelaide with the crapshooters. Anika Perera, Orange County Register, 19 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crapshooter was in 1895

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“Crapshooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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crap·​shoot·​er ˈkrap-ˌshüt-ər How to pronounce crapshooter (audio)
: a person who plays craps
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