Definition of Sharper

1. Noun. A professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games.




Definition of Sharper

1. n. A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.

Definition of Sharper

1. Adjective. (comparative of sharp) ¹

2. Noun. (dated) a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharper

1. a swindler [n -S] - See also: swindler

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharper

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sharper (current term)
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Literary usage of Sharper

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"By the Lord Harry, Mr sharper, he is as brave a fellow as Cannibal ; are you not, ... sharper. Not I, sir ; no more than public letters or Gazette tell us. ..."

2. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"written sharper satires than either Horace or Juvenal, it' he would have ... His thoughts are sharper; his indignation against vice is more vehement; ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"It seems also to have been an occasional name for some kind of gaming sharper. One gambler says of another, evidently meaning to be witty, on being asked ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... industry in the United States will have to meet a sharper competition with foreign sugar producers. est of all incentives to stimulate beet culture. ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... For well wote ye, that hath the sharper hete, And there ye bid me, you correct and bete, f ye offend, nay that may not be done, "here come but few, ..."

6. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"A solitary stake stuck up, or a sharper sand-hill than usual, is remarkable as a landmark for miles; while for music you hear only the ceaseless sound of ..."

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