cheater

[chee-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that cheats.
2.
cheaters, Slang.
a.
eyeglasses; spectacles.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see cheat, -er1

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cheat (tʃiːt)
 
vb (when intr, usually foll by on)
1.  to deceive or practise deceit, esp for one's own gain; trick or swindle (someone)
2.  (intr) to obtain unfair advantage by trickery, as in a game of cards
3.  (tr) to escape or avoid (something unpleasant) by luck or cunning: to cheat death
4.  informal to be sexually unfaithful to (one's wife, husband, or lover)
 
n
5.  a person who cheats
6.  a deliberately dishonest transaction, esp for gain; fraud
7.  informal sham
8.  law the obtaining of another's property by fraudulent means
9.  the usual US name for rye-brome
 
[C14: short for escheat]
 
'cheatable
 
adj
 
'cheater
 
n
 
'cheatingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

cheater
early 14c., "royal officer in charge of the king's escheats;" meaning "dishonest player" is recorded from 1530s. See cheat.
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Example sentences
We believe that when solving puzzles, you're not a cheater.
They're installing nitrous oxide systems, a cheater's technology on the track.
Since this cheater's mousse is only made with chocolate and cream, its success depends on the quality of the chocolate.
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