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chiseler

[chiz-uh-ler, chiz-ler] /ˈtʃɪz ə lər, ˈtʃɪz lər/
noun
1.
a person who cheats or tricks; swindler.
2.
a person who uses a chisel, as a wood carver.
Also, especially British, chiseller.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; chisel + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for chiseller

chiseller

/ˈtʃɪzə/
noun
1.
a person who uses a chisel
2.
(informal) a cheat
3.
(Dublin, slang) a child
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Word Origin and History for chiseller

chiseler

n.

1824, "one who works with a chisel," agent noun from chisel (v.). In slang sense of "swindler," attested from 1918.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chiseller

chiseler

noun

A person who defrauds: chiseler who we called an accountant (1918+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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