verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of cheat
Examples from the Web for cheated
When the audience laughed he added that, “They think freedom would benefit them but they were cheated.”
“Westerners have been cheated when it comes to sex,” he says.
When the audience laughed he added that “they think freedom would benefit them but they were cheated.”
In a speech he declared that, “Westerners have been cheated when it comes to sex.”
He also writes that he wishes “it would go away, and that almost everyone who ever cheated would go away, too.”Speed Read: Highlights From Mariano Rivera’s Memoir, ‘The Closer’|Ben Teitelbaum|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I once knew an American girl who married a man who cheated at cards, and buried herself alive with him.The Inner Shrine|Basil King
But the trouble is we trust our cleverness so much that we get cheated that way.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun
Suppose among the fifty girls in our room this morning, there were one or two who cheated.Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall|Jean K. Baird
But in spite of that, he cheated before me, and Madame lost.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Medler the lawyer is not the kind of party to be cheated out of sixpence.Fenton's Quest|M. E. Braddon
Word Origin for cheat
mid-15c., "to escheat," a shortening of Old French escheat, legal term for revision of property to the state when the owner dies without heirs, literally "that which falls to one," past participle of escheoir "befall by chance, happen, devolve," from Vulgar Latin *excadere "to fall away," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Also cf. escheat. The royal officers evidently had a low reputation. Meaning evolved through "confiscate" (mid-15c.) to "deprive unfairly" (1580s). To cheat on (someone) "be sexually unfaithful" first recorded 1934. Related: Cheated; cheating.
late 14c., "forfeited property," from cheat (v.). Meaning "a deceptive act" is from 1640s; earlier, in thieves' jargon, it meant "a stolen thing" (late 16c.), and earlier still "dice" (1530s). Meaning "a swindler" is from 1660s.