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spieler

[spee-ler] /ˈspi lər/
noun
1.
a barker, as at a circus sideshow.
2.
a person with an extravagant line of talk.
3.
Australian. a swindler.
4.
Slang. an announcer for radio or television, especially one who gives commercials.
Origin of spieler
1885-1890
1885-90; < German; see spiel, -er1
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  • I suppose it's all right if you know him, but to me he looked like a bagman or bike-rider or something in the spieler line.

  • At first I thought he was a spieler, and afterwards I thought that he was a mug.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • An indispensable feature of the dancing academy is the "spieler."

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • The business of the spieler is to look after the wall-flowers.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • More of a crowd was here; the voice of the spieler more insistent, yet low-pitched and businesslike.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • Brissenden exclaimed, imitating the spieler of a locally famous snake-eater.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • It takes just four,” Phelps informed him: “look-out, spieler, panel-man and engraver.

    Young Wallingford George Randolph Chester
  • Macquarie was a spieler, and any man that ud be his mate ain't much better.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • It seemed no time before the beast was kinder staggerin' around like a drunk man, and the spieler hollerin' for Pa to let go.

  • Yes, sir, I jest camped right down and listened to that spieler; and he was shore glad to talk.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
Slang definitions & phrases for spieler

spicy

adjective

Scandalous; mildly salacious: a spicy bit of gossip (1886+)

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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