Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swindling better or book-maker on a race-track; one who absconds without paying his losses, or what is due to others on account of money deposited with him for betting. Also written welcher.
- n. UK alternative spelling of welcher.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Slang, Eng. One who cheats at a horse race; one who bets, without a chance of being able to pay; one who receives money to back certain horses and absconds with it.
- n. someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager
“One of them was the "welsher," Ben Davis; the other, a smaller, quieter man, with a keen, vivacious Hebrew eye and an olive-tinted skin, a”
“Make me!" retorted the "welsher," defiant in his stout-built square strength, and ready to brazen the matter out.”
“Meanwhile the "welsher," driven off the course by a hooting and indignant crowd, shaking the water from his clothes, with bitter oaths, and livid with a deadly passion at his exile from the harvest-field of his lawless gleanings, went his way, with a savage vow of vengeance against the "d---- d dandy," the "Guards 'swell," who had shown him up before the world as the scoundrel he was.”
“Mark, I appreciate your passion, but "welsher" is an ethnic slur.”
“welsher," heated, eager, flushed with triumph, and glowing with a gloating malignity.”
“Mark, I appreciate your passion, but" welsher "is an ethnic slur.”
“Now, are you a welsher as well as a proven plagiarist?”
“He would look at home beating up some welsher in an alley or sitting in a bar with sawdust on the floor.”
“Magnus Spadebeard, korsets krosser, welsher perfyddye.”
“Tape oaf that saw foull and sew wrong, welsher, you suck of”
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