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ˈʃɑr pərsharp·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardsharp, card sharp, cardsharper, card sharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, card sharknoun

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


  1. sharpernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sharpernoun

    A tricking fellow; a petty thief; a rascal.

    Etymology: from sharp

    Sharpers, as pikes, prey upon their own kind. Roger L'Estrange.

    He should retrench what he lost to sharpers, and spent upon puppet-plays, to apply it to that use. Arbuth.

    I only wear it in a land of Hectors,
    Thieves, supercargo’s, sharpers, and directors. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharpernoun

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


  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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  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. Jyoti Mishra:

    We’re developing the tools and technology to help people keep their brain sharper, but we’re not saying any such technology is available.

  2. 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.

  3. Artem Chigvintsev:

    At this point it starts being a little personal, I feel like, i feel its definitely, maybe not a different standard, but I feel like its different expectations. I dont know. Im watching back the dance itself, its like, Oh, you can kick sharper ! Well, I can say that about everybody who dances on the show today. I dont know. Its really odd.

  4. 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.

  5. Andrey Klapko:

    The market had expected a sharper drop.

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