shammer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shammer a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • n shammer someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shammer One who shams; an impostor.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shammer One who shams; an impostor; a liar; a trickster.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shammer one who shams
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Shame.

Usage

In literature:

They are shammers and deceivers.
"Ivanoff A Play" by Anton Checkov
The sham is often so perfect an image of the reality that even the shammer is deceived.
"Power Through Repose" by Annie Payson Call
You are such a lovely shammer.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
It was impossible for even the most shameless shammer of sleep to hold out any longer.
"The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893" by Various
***

In poetry:

Welcome, friend! Bring in your bricks.
Mortar there? No need to mix?
That is well. And picks and hammers?
Verily these are no shammers!—
There, my friend, build up that niche,
That one with the painting rich!
"Death and Birth" by George MacDonald