Etymology
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cheater (n.)

early 14c., "royal officer in charge of the king's escheats," short for escheater, agent noun from escheat (and compare cheat (v.)). Meaning "dishonest player" is recorded from 1530s.

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Definitions of cheater

cheater (n.)
someone who leads you to believe something that is not true;
Synonyms: deceiver / cheat / trickster / beguiler / slicker
From wordnet.princeton.edu