Tricky vs Chaunter - What's the difference?

tricky | chaunter |


As an adjective tricky

is hard to deal with, complicated.

As a noun chaunter is

(uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.

tricky

English

Adjective

(er)
  • hard to deal with, complicated
  • They were in a tricky situation.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 15 , author=Amy Lawrence , title=Arsenal's Gervinho enjoys the joy of six against lowly Southampton , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=It was as comfortable an afternoon as Arsène Wenger could have wished for in a situation that can be tricky in between internationals and the upcoming Champions League. }}
  • adept at using deception
  • A tricky salesman can sell anything.

    See also

    * sneaky

    chaunter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
  • (colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
  • * Dickens
  • He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.
  • The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
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