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

First recorded in 1880–85; chance + -er1
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Related Words for chancer

incidental, contingent, adventitious, casual, fluky, fortuitous, fortunate, happy, inadvertent, lucky, odd, offhand, unforeseen, unintentional, unplanned

British Dictionary definitions for chancer


  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
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Word Origin for chancer

C19: from chance + -er 1
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