- a person who cheats or tricks; swindler.
- a person who uses a chisel, as a wood carver.
Also especially British, chis·el·ler.
Origin of chiseler
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No hard feelings, chiseler, but I sure would like to put a couple of slugs in your belly!
1824, "one who works with a chisel," agent noun from chisel (v.). In slang sense of "swindler," attested from 1918.
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