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gamesman

[geymz-muh n]
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noun, plural games·men.
  1. a person who is skilled at manipulating events and circumstances to gain or maintain personal advantage, especially in business or politics.
  2. a person who enjoys playing games of skill.
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Origin of gamesman

First recorded in 1930–35; game1 + -s3 + -man
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