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1A glib or voluble speaker.
speech-maker, public speaker, lecturer, talker, speechifier, expounder, orator, declaimer, rhetorician, haranguerView synonyms
- ‘Stoppard's a superb teacher, but he's mainly a showman, a seducer, an intellectual spieler who doesn't dare lose his engaged audience for a moment.’
- ‘On June 1, 1937, the 26-year-old radio spieler strode into a $200-a-week contract at Warner Bros.’
2NZ Australian A gambler or swindler.backer, staker, speculator, risk-taker, betterView synonyms
3A gambling club.
Mid 19th century: from German Spieler ‘player’ (see spiel).
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