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    Default Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    Could you let me know?

    Thanks!

    JY

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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    None of the words in the thesaurus below sounds like 'hudson' to me:

    WordReference English Thesaurus 2012
    cheater

    • [*=-1]Sense: One who cheats
      • rogue
      • swindler
      • fraud
      • quack
      • charlatan
      • conniver
      • confidence man
      • scammer
      • chiseler
      • impostor
      • masquerader
      • fake
      • bluffer
      • deceiver
      • inveigler
      • double-dealer
      • trickster
      • shyster
      • mountebank
      • pettifogger
      • pretender
      • knave
      • cozener
      • dodger
      • humbug
      • crook
      • defrauder
      • dissembler
      • bilk
      • sharper
      • shark
      • wolf in sheep's clothing
      • enticer
      • decoy
      • beguiler
      • phony
      • diddler
      • two-time
      • blackleg
      • con artist
      • conman
      • fourflusher
      • cardsharp
      • flimflammer
      • flimflam man
      • bunco artist
      • grifter
      • criminal
      • rascal
      • faker
      • forger
      • plagiarist.







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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    Could you let me know?

    Thanks!

    JY
    Why do you think there is such a word? Did you hear it somewhere? Can you post a link or give us an attempt at the whole sentence?


    The only word I can think of that even starts like that is "hustler" (which I'm surprised didn't appear in the synonyms list).
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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    That's a good possibility. Another is Rhyming Slang - but it's not a very good 'rhyme': Hudson River/conniver. Perhaps the coiner repaired the rhyme by misspelling 'conniver' as 'conivver'. (This is getting very interesting. Interesting but stupid. )

    b

    PS Didn't Paul Hudson* play a swindler in The Hustler? And of course there was The Sting.

    PPS* Hudson Schmudson. It was that other bisyllabic actor, Paul Newman.
    Last edited by BobK; 02-Oct-2012 at 10:49. Reason: Added PPS

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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That's a good possibility. Another is Rhyming Slang - but it's not a very good 'rhyme': Hudson River/conniver. Perhaps the coiner repaired the rhyme by misspelling 'conniver' as 'conivver'. (This is getting very interesting. Interesting but stupid. )

    b

    PS Didn't Paul Hudson play a swindler in The Hustler? And of course there was The Sting.
    Conniver rhyming slang? Very inventive but I have to say extremely unlikely.

    I've never heard of Paul Hudson. Paul Newman was in The Hustler (and The Sting).
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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    Thanks all. I think it's hustler. Heard it from the movie called the colour of the money.

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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    Thanks all. I think it's hustler. Heard it from the movie called the colour of the money.
    Well, The Color of Money starring Tom Cruise is based on The Hustler which starred Paul Newman. Paul Newman also gets to be in The Color of Money. Therefore, I think it's very likely that you heard the word "hustler". It's mentioned several times in the film if I remember rightly.
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    Default Re: Is there a word which means cheater and sounds like "hudson"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, The Color of Money starring Tom Cruise is based on The Hustler which starred Paul Newman. Paul Newman also gets to be in The Color of Money. Therefore, I think it's very likely that you heard the word "hustler". It's mentioned several times in the film if I remember rightly.
    Aha. Scary - my 'mistake' was not really a mistake at all, but somehow meant...

    b

    PS I haven't seen the more recent film - which gives all the more support to my 'crease in the time-space continuum' theory
    Last edited by BobK; 02-Oct-2012 at 16:40.

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