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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 of chiseler
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; chisel + -er1
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Examples from the Web for chiseller
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  • "He an't no Mexican, that 'ere chap," whispered one of the group to chiseller.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • A long pause followed the animated discourse of the chiseller.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

    F. Marion Crawford
  • "It is a great deal of money, Sor Gasparo," replied the chiseller.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

    F. Marion Crawford
  • 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.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • Scarcely had chiseller uttered a few words than the whole party arose, and such a volley of "Maledicion!"

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • The warbler earned in those days as little by her voice as the chiseller by his work.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • The chiseller took his favourite seat in the corner furthest from the window.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

    F. Marion Crawford
  • Lastly, the change in Gianbattista's character and ideas seemed to destroy the last link which bound the chiseller to his family.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

    F. Marion Crawford
  • So he did not move from the table when the chiseller left the room, nor did he make any remark upon the hour.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

    F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for chiseller

chiseller

/ˈtʃɪzə/
noun
1.
a person who uses a chisel
2.
(informal) a cheat
3.
(Dublin, slang) a child
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Word Origin and History for chiseller

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 chiseller

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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