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SHAMMER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does shammer mean? 

SHAMMER (noun)
  The noun SHAMMER has 2 senses:

1. someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  Familiarity information: SHAMMER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHAMMER (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

malingerer; shammer; skulker

Hypernyms ("shammer" is a kind of...):

shirker; slacker (a person who shirks their work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime))


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Meaning:

A person who makes deceitful pretenses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pseudo; faker; imposter; impostor; pseud; role player; shammer; sham; fake; pretender; fraud

Hypernyms ("shammer" is a kind of...):

beguiler; cheat; cheater; deceiver; slicker; trickster (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shammer"):

name dropper (someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends)

ringer (a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses)


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