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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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  • When chiseling on a pricing agreement is discovered, cartel prices will drop to punish the chiseler or the cartel may dissolve.
  • In either case the gains to the chiseler are fleeting.
  • The gambling chiseler who is really only a petty crook and sneak thief.
Word Origin and History for chiseler
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chiseler

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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