Hochstapler

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Etymology[edit]

Thieve's argot; from Stappler "beggar", not related to stapeln. Hochstapler means a beggar acting like he is originally high class, but in a dire situation.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhoːxˌʃtaːp.lɐ/
  • Hyphenation: Hoch‧stap‧ler

Noun[edit]

Hochstapler m ‎(genitive Hochstaplers, plural Hochstapler)

  1. conman, con man, impostor

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