cardsharp cardsharp

Definition(s):

  • (n) a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games

Usage(s):

  1. A boy, caparisoned in plumes, brocade and lace, is gambling against a courtesan who is about to get, from the cardsharp's waistband, the crucial ace.
  2. A Big Hand for the Little Lady may sound like a cue for applause, but the title actually refers to a cardsharp coup.
  3. To demonstrate his prowess as a professional cardsharp, Harrelson offered the court an impromptu exhibition.

News

  • A Misguided Attack on Evidence-Based Investing

    A recent MarketWatch article by Brett Arends caught my attention. The premise of the article was that a balanced portfolio consisting of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds was the equivalent of handing "your grandmother's retirement savings over to a cardsharp in the hope that he might gamble with them on a riverboat casino." Pretty scary stuff.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

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