Sharp"er (?), n.

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

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

Syn. -- Swindler; cheat; deceiver; trickster; rogue. See Swindler.

 

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