thimblerigger

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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thimblerig +‎ -er

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

  • 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.

    Flashman And The Tiger

  • "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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