chancer

chancer

[chan-ser, chahn-]
noun Chiefly British.
a person who takes many risks.

Origin:
1880–85; chance + -er1

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chancer (ˈtʃɑːnsə)
 
n
slang an unscrupulous or dishonest opportunist who is prepared to try any dubious scheme for making money or furthering his or her own ends
 
[C19: from chance + -er1]

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