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cheater

[chee-ter]
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  1. a person or thing that cheats.
  2. cheaters, Slang.
    1. eyeglasses; spectacles.
    2. falsies.
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Origin of cheater

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at cheat, -er1
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n.

early 14c., "royal officer in charge of the king's escheats," agent noun from cheat (v.). Meaning "dishonest player" is recorded from 1530s.

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