cheater

[chee-ter]

noun

a person or thing that cheats.
cheaters, Slang.
  1. eyeglasses; spectacles.
  2. falsies.

Nearby words

  1. chear,
  2. cheat,
  3. cheat day,
  4. cheat on,
  5. cheat sheet,
  6. cheating,
  7. cheb,
  8. chebec,
  9. chebeck,
  10. cheboksary

Origin of cheater

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

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Word Origin and History for cheater

cheater

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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