Sharper is slang for a con artist.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/ZSA.HTM
A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester. « Sharpers
, as pikes, prey upon their own kind.» L'Estrange. Syn.
-- Swindler; cheat; deceiver; trickster; rogue. See Swindler
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• (n.) A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/sharper/
A sharper is an older term, common since the seventeenth-century, for thieves who use trickery to part an owner with his or her money possessions. Sharpers vary from what are now known as con-men by virtue of the simplicity of their cons, which often were impromptu, rather than carefully orchestrated, though those certainly happened as well. The 1...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharper
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