nounBritish • informal
- A person who exploits any opportunity to further their own ends: Prague was full of young chancers, bored with the CityMore example sentences
- There is a sense, too, that Spielberg has a special fondness for the young chancer - perhaps recognising something of himself in his precocious exploits.
- We take a young chancer, a ducker, a diver, to dinner, to a smart restaurant where Guantanamera stalks every table.
- There's a whole city full of chancers round here, but we've always had a lot time for Pete, a man who's managed to keep up a profile despite fate hitting him over and over with the garden rake of misfortune.