chancer

[ chan-ser, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn sər, ˈtʃɑn- /

noun Chiefly British.

a person who takes many risks.

Origin of chancer

First recorded in 1880–85; chance + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for chancer

chancer

/ (ˈtʃɑːnsə) /

noun

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
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