- chancersN-COUNTYou can refer to someone as a chancer if you think they use opportunities for their own advantage and often pretend to have skills they do not have. [INFORMAL]
He accused the Health Minister of being `a medically ignorant political chancer who deserves the undying contempt of us all'.
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