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chancer

[chan-ser, chahn-] /ˈtʃæn sər, ˈtʃɑn-/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a person who takes many risks.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; chance + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for chancer

chancer

/ˈtʃɑːnsə/
noun
1.
(slang) an unscrupulous or dishonest opportunist who is prepared to try any dubious scheme for making money or furthering his or her own ends
Word Origin
C19: from chance + -er1
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