- a person who cheats or tricks; swindler.
- a person who uses a chisel, as a wood carver.
Also especially British, chis·el·ler.
Origin of chiseler
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Examples from the Web for chiseller
"He an't no Mexican, that 'ere chap," whispered one of the group to Chiseller.
"It is a great deal of money, Sor Gasparo," replied the chiseller.
A long pause followed the animated discourse of the chiseller.
As a chiseller of poetic cameos and medallions, he has few, if any, superiors among his contemporaries.Paris and the Social Revolution
Alvan Francis Sanborn
If Mr. Chiseller was deficient in the finer sympathies of our nature, he was endowed with a rare spirit of practical readiness.
- a person who uses a chisel
- informal a cheat
- Dublin slang a child
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Word Origin and History for chiseller
1824, "one who works with a chisel," agent noun from chisel (v.). In slang sense of "swindler," attested from 1918.
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