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cardsharp

or card·sharp·er

[kahrd-shahrp or kahrd-shahr-per]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formscard·sharp·ing, noun
Can be confusedcard shark cardsharp
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Examples from the Web for cardsharp

Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. a professional card player who cheats
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Derived Formscardsharping, noun
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