a person, especially a professional gambler, who cheats at card games.
He believed that if he was in England with plenty of money he could track down that cardsharp lie.
T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
a professional card player who cheats
A very clever card-player, esp an unscrupulous poker or bridge player • Shortening of earlier card sharper (1880s+)
paper stock stiff enough for the printing of business cards and similar uses.
- Card surfing
noun (slang) a form of cash-card fraud in which one person watches another using a cash dispenser, notes his or her personal identification number, and, after an accomplice has stolen the card, uses the card to withdraw cash
a small, light table, usually with folding legs, used mainly for card games. Historical Examples And an hour after midnight Clodagh rose from the card-table, a loser to the extent of over forty pounds. The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston The Captain arranged the card-table, whilst Fritz removed the tea-things. Major Frank A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint […]
- Card tart
noun (informal) a credit-card holder who continually changes providers, transferring his or her balance to another provider whenever the agreed period of low interest on the prior loan is about to expire