The definition of a cheat is a dishonest person.(noun)
An example of a cheat is a person that counts cards while playing poker.
To cheat is defined as to mislead or behave in a dishonest way.(verb)
An example of to cheat is a student getting the answers to a test from another student.
See cheat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chete < eschete: see escheat
See cheat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb cheat·ed, cheat·ing, cheats verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English cheten, to confiscate
Origin: , short for acheten
Origin: , variant of escheten
Origin: , from eschete, escheat; see escheat.
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