noun Chiefly British.
a person who takes many risks.
C’mon, Get Happy: 7 Happy Expressions Defined
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
This Quiz Could Be Macaronic
Here’s your chance to scrimshank . . . it’s the Word of the Day Quiz! Tell us your favorite word from this week below (and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter)! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos. See this week’s here.
incidental, contingent, adventitious, casual, fluky, fortuitous, fortunate, happy, inadvertent, lucky, odd, offhand, unforeseen, unintentional, unplanned
Origin of chancer
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
slang an unscrupulous or dishonest opportunist who is prepared to try any dubious scheme for making money or furthering his or her own ends
Word Origin for chancer
C19: from chance + -er 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012