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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. William Shakespeare:

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

  2. Proverb:

    The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.

  3. Marshal Shameri:

    As a candidate, as a businessman, as a man who is running for president, he should have been much, much sharper and clearer in his response and he wasn't.

  4. Lee Hopley:

    Overall, UK factories send only a small proportion of their goods to Chinese customers, but a sharper slowdown would also see a halt to growth in export sales through supply chains in Europe, the more widespread impact, at least in the near term, is likely to be the knock to already delicate confidence levels. Time will tell whether this takes a further toll on growth across the sector.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world.

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