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fourflusher

[ fawr-fluhsh-er, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌflʌʃ ər, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun
a person who makes false or pretentious claims; bluffer.
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Origin of fourflusher

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; four flush + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for fourflusher

four-flusher
/ (ˈfɔːˌflʌʃə) /

noun
US and Canadian slang a person who bluffs or attempts to deceive
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