chiseler

[ chiz-uh-ler, chiz-ler ]
/ ˈtʃɪz ə lər, ˈtʃɪz lər /

noun

a person who cheats or tricks; swindler.
a person who uses a chisel, as a wood carver.

RELATED WORDS

Also especially British, chis·el·ler.

Origin of chiseler

First recorded in 1880–85; chisel + -er1
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Word Origin and History for chiseler

chiseler


n.

1824, "one who works with a chisel," agent noun from chisel (v.). In slang sense of "swindler," attested from 1918.

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