cardsharp

or card·sharp·er

[ kahrd-shahrp or kahrd-shahr-per ]
/ ˈkɑrdˌʃɑrp or ˈkɑrdˌʃɑr pər /

noun

a person, especially a professional gambler, who cheats at card games.

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Origin of cardsharp

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; card1 + sharp

OTHER WORDS FROM cardsharp

cardsharping, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cardsharp

card shark, cardsharp .
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Example sentences from the Web for cardsharp

  • He believed that if he was in England with plenty of money he could track down that cardsharp lie.

    T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett

British Dictionary definitions for cardsharp

cardsharp

cardsharper

/ (ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp) /

noun

a professional card player who cheats

Derived forms of cardsharp

cardsharping, noun
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