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chancer

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

Origin of chancer

First recorded in 1880–85; chance + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for chancer

chancer

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 + -er 1
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