Definitions

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  • n. One who cheats by thimblerigging, or tricks of legerdemain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who cheats by thimblerigging, or tricks of legerdemain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who practises the trick of thimblerig; a low trickster or sharper. Also thimbleman.

Etymologies

thimblerig +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is a tide in the affairs of men when you simply have to chuck it - as, for example, when you learn that the wife of your unsuspecting bosom is a practised thimblerigger who has used her flash arts to ruin an innocent man.

    Watershed

  • "If in the ordinary category of skittle sharper or thimblerigger," with a suspicion of mild scorn, "then I do not imagine your ladyship would find much attraction in the present cargo.

    Half A Chance

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