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Definitions for sharper
ˈʃɑr pərsharp·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardsharp, card sharp, cardsharper, card sharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, card shark(noun)

    a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games

Wiktionary

  1. sharper(Noun)

    a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharper(noun)

    a person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester

Freebase

  1. Sharper

    A sharper is an older term, common since the seventeenth-century, for thieves who use trickery to part an owner with his or her money possessions. Sharpers vary from what are now known as con-men by virtue of the simplicity of their cons, which often were impromptu, rather than carefully orchestrated, though those certainly happened as well. The 1737 Dictionary of Thieving Slang defines a sharper as "A Cheat, One who lives by his wits." In the nineteenth century, and into today, the term is more closely associated with gambling.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharper in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sharper in a Sentence

  1. Hilary J. Bader, Ferengi Rule of Aquisition #48, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Episode 26, "Rules of Aquisition":

    The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.

  2. Joel Payne:

    In Detroit, those two somewhat teamed up to defend the progressive flag of the party. Given the state of the race today, I will keep an eye on whether Sanders decides to draw a sharper contrast with Warren.

  3. John Carey:

    I think another $10 would put the issue into sharper perspective for more people.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child

  5. Television Debra Birnbaum:

    There’s no way he could live up to his predecessor, Jon Stewart, he’s been trying to find his own voice, stepping out from behind the desk, and experimenting with ways to inject himself into this unprecedented election season, but he’s getting drowned by the competition who are bringing a sharper perspective.

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