Definition of taker-in in English:

taker-in

noun

  • 1A person who takes someone or something in, in various senses.

  • 2Specifically. A person who carries out or is involved in an act of deception; a trickster, a swindler.

  • 3Stock Market. A broker who takes in stocks or shares. Compare "taker". Now disused.

  • 4In a carding machine: a cylinder which receives the cotton, wool, etc., from the feed rollers and passes it on to the main cylinder.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From taker + in, after to take in.

Pronunciation

taker-in

/ˌteɪkə(r)ˈɪn/