Card sharp

one who swindles people by playing cards (originally US slang (late-19th C.))

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • card-sharp — cardˈ sharp or cardˈ sharper noun A person who cheats at cards • • • Main Entry: ↑card …   Useful english dictionary

  • card sharp — card ,sharp noun count a CARD SHARK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • card sharp — (also card sharper) ► NOUN ▪ a person who cheats at cards …   English terms dictionary

  • card|sharp|er — «KAHRD SHAHR puhr», noun. = cardsharp. (Cf. ↑cardsharp) …   Useful english dictionary

  • card|sharp — «KAHRD SHAHRP», noun. a person who makes a trade of cheating at cards: »Then he might be…cheated in a poker game by a cardsharp who used a marked deck of cards (Charlton Laird) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Card sharp — A card sharp (informally also cardsharp, card shark, cardshark) is a person who uses skill and deception to win at poker or other card games. Also known in card gaming jargon as a mechanic , an older politically incorrect term is greek .Fact|date …   Wikipedia

  • card sharp — noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games • Syn: ↑cardsharp, ↑cardsharper, ↑card sharper, ↑sharper, ↑sharpie, ↑sharpy, ↑card shark • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • card sharp — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms card sharp : singular card sharp plural card sharps a professional card player who cheats in order to win money …   English dictionary

  • card·sharp — /ˈkɑɚdˌʃɑɚp/ noun, pl sharps [count] : someone who makes money by cheating at card games called also card shark …   Useful english dictionary

  • card sharp — (also card sharper) noun a person who cheats at cards …   English new terms dictionary

  • card sharp — /ˈkad ʃap/ (say kahd shahp) noun a person who cheats at cards. Also, cardsharper. {US (1880s); card1 + obsolete sharper a cheat at cards} –card sharping, noun …   Australian English dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.