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horse trader

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  1. a person who is shrewd and clever at bargaining.
  2. a person who trades in horses.
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Origin of horse trader

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for horse trader

Historical Examples

  • A horse-trader offered him seventy-five dollars for the animal.

    The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4

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  • "I ain't no way shore about that," said the horse-trader easily.

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde

  • He looks to me like a Yankee horse-trader, who is too intimate with the devil and his ways to be at all alarmed about them.

  • The preceding incident leads to another, in which Lincoln himself figures as a horse-trader.

  • What had the horse-trader been saying to make it needful for Bill Layne to speak up as his mother's defender?

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde