Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. At a booth or fair, a crier or announcer of the goods for sale; a barker for side-shows.
  • n. A cheat; a sharper; a professional gambler.

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Examples

  • The "spieler" -- a thin-lipped, cadaverous individual, his soft hat cavalierly aslant, his black hair combed flatly in a curve down upon his damp forehead, a pair of sloe eyes, and a flannel shirt open upon his bony chest -- glanced alert.

    Desert Dust

  • She conducted me to the nearest monte game, where the "spieler" -- a smooth-faced lad of not more than nineteen -- sat behind his three-legged little table, green covered, and idly shifting the cards about maintained

    Desert Dust

  • After the girl has begun to drink, the way of the procurer, who is often in league with the "spieler" who frequents the dance hall, is comparatively easy.

    A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

  • Six young girls, each accompanied by a "spieler" from a dance hall, were recently followed to a chop suey restaurant and then to a lodging-house, which the police were instigated to raid and where the six girls, more or less intoxicated, were found.

    A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

  • -- Davis, get up now and show what kind of a spieler you are.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • My own introduction to Elkin der spieler was "I Look Out for Ed Wolfe."

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  • There are those who wince and curse whenever a TV pundit or sports spieler speaks the familiar words, β€œat the end of the day.”

    Irritating English « Anglican Samizdat

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