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card shark

an expert cardplayer.
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card shark, cardsharp. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is a booze fighter and a card shark and a lot of other unscriptural things.

    Sunny Slopes Ethel Hueston
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noun phrase

A very clever card-player, esp an unscrupulous poker or bridge player • Shortening of earlier card sharper (1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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