Definitions

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  • n. A traitor or deceiver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A traitor; a cheat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A traitor; a cheat; a deceiver.

Etymologies

From Old French trecheor (modern tricheur), from trechier, tricher ‘to cheat, trick’. Compare trick. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And if a teacher is truly just a lousy treacher -- and let ` s face it, there are lousy -- lousy TV show hosts, as I ` m saying right now.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2008

  • "I have not yet replaced my current Knight, treacher though he is," she purred.

    Dead Beat

  • And remove your treacher - ous carcass from my garden.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • But of course he did, and this was the worst of his body's treacher, for try as he would, he couldn't help blaming her for it.

    In Alien Hands

  • The branch they were currently traversing was narrow, the upper surface of the bark slick and treacher-ous.

    Mid Flinx

  • It is no longer Batista; it is the Yankee empire with its cynicism, its treacher, its might, its opportunism, always dreaming of the day they can crush or eliminate the revolution.

    MAIN CEREMONY-30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GUISA BATT

  • She pushed away from Lord-One Krip and indicated that treacher - ous pavement below.

    Flight in Yiktor

  • Imrryr, the Dreaming City, dreams in peace -- and will continue to do so unless we have a guide to help us steer a course through the treacher - ous waterways which lead to her harbours.

    The Weird of the White Wolf

  • There was in the air that sudden, treacher - ous softness which makes the Poles who work in the pack - ing-houses get drunk.

    The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather

  • He was arrested by the infanmous Topecliffe at Padley, the home of John Fitzherbert, a member of a family still surviving and still Catholic, the arrest being made through the treacher of a son of the house.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

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  • example usage: "A Beautiful Blue Death" by Charles Finch, 2007 (fiction, mystery) -- exact page number lost, but I'm pretty sure it was between pg 100 and pg 200

    August 3, 2009