Definition of spieler in English:

spieler

Line breaks: spiel¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈʃpiːlə
 
, ˈspiːlə
 
/
informal

noun

  • 1A glib or voluble speaker.
    More example sentences
    • Stoppard's a superb teacher, but he's mainly a showman, a seducer, an intellectual spieler who doesn't dare lose his engaged audience for a moment.
    • On June 1, 1937, the 26-year-old radio spieler strode into a $200-a-week contract at Warner Bros.
  • 2Australian /NZ A gambler or swindler.
  • 3A gambling club.

Origin

mid 19th century: from German Spieler 'player' (see spiel).

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