chancer

[[t]tʃɑ͟ːnsə, tʃæ̱nsə[/t]]
chancers
N-COUNT
You 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'.


English dictionary. 2008.

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