"chisel" Definition

  1. to cheat, to take a slice off anything. Hence the old conundrum: “Why is a carpenter like a swindler?—Because he chisels a deal.”

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Position in the dictionary: 615 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: chit, chitterlings, chivalry, chive, chive-fencer, chivey, choakee, chock-full, choke off, choker
Previous words in the dictionary: chirp, chips, chip of the old block, chink, chin-wag, chin-chin, chimney-sweep, chill, children’s shoes, chicken-hearted

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