gamesman

[ geymz-muh n ]
/ ˈgeɪmz mən /

noun, plural games·men.

a person who is skilled at manipulating events and circumstances to gain or maintain personal advantage, especially in business or politics.
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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