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[chiz-uh-ler, chiz-ler] /ˈtʃɪz ə lər, ˈtʃɪz lər/

a person who cheats or tricks; swindler.
a person who uses a , as a wood carver.
a person who uses a chisel
(informal) a cheat
(Dublin, slang) a child

1824, “one who works with a chisel,” agent noun from chisel (v.). In slang sense of “swindler,” attested from 1918.


A person who defrauds: chiseler who we called an accountant (1918+)


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