Definition of sharper in English:
A swindler, especially at cards.
- For the gamblers, sharpers, and confidence men who exploited the wilder side of Gilded Age America, that critique required a fair amount of self-denial (especially coming from Barnum, himself a master of the con).
- He called his throw ‘the old Army Blanket Roll ‘and it was widely used by sharpers among the Servicemen in World War II and, afterwards, on the back streets and in the illegal casinos in New York City and elsewhere.
- He publicly aired his opposition to the plan, saying it would turn the road over to sharpers.
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