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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chiz-uh-ler, chiz-ler]
    • /ˈtʃɪz ə lər, ˈtʃɪz lər/
    • /ˈʧɪzlə /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chiz-uh-ler, chiz-ler]
    • /ˈtʃɪz ə lər, ˈtʃɪz lər/

Definitions of chiseler word

  • noun chiseler a person who cheats or tricks; swindler. 1
  • noun chiseler a person who uses a chisel, as a wood carver. 1
  • noun chiseler One who uses a chisel for carving. 1
  • noun chiseler (Informal) A cheat; a swindler; a con artist. 0
  • noun chiseler (Informal) (Ireland, 20th-century inner-city Dublin slang) A child. 0

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Origin of chiseler

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; chisel + -er1

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Parts of speech for Chiseler


chiseler popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chiseler usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chiseler

noun chiseler

  • crook — A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal.
  • swindler — to cheat (a person, business, etc.) out of money or other assets.
  • fake — to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often followed by down).
  • cheat — When someone cheats, they do not obey a set of rules which they should be obeying, for example in a game or exam.

Top questions with chiseler

  • what is a chiseler?

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