• Someone who cheats.
  • An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception.
  • The weed cheatgrass.
  • A card game where the goal is to have no cards remaining in a hand, often by telling lies.
  • A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a video game, often by entering a cheat code.


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  • From Middle English cheten, an aphetic variant of acheten, escheten, from Old French escheoiter, from the noun (see below). Displaced native .
  • From Middle English chete, an aphetic form of eschete, escheat, from Anglo-Norman escheat, Old French eschet, escheit, escheoit, from the past participle of eschoir (modern French échoir), from Vulgar Latin *excadō, from Latin ex + cadō.

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