Cheat as a noun?
I know cheat means dishonest person but is it used in plural as well? would it make sense to say you cheats!
- tentofieldLv 75 months ago
"Cheat" as a noun is in common use in English in most English speaking countries. "Cheater" is common in the USA but not elsewhere. I'm not American and I don't think I have ever used the word "cheater" and have rarely heard anyone use it in Britain, New Zealand or Australia. "Cheat" works the same way as most nouns, one cheat, two cheats.
- audreyLv 75 months ago
Only if you were talking to two or more people who were cheating.
- CogitoLv 75 months ago
You can say "you are a cheat" or "You (plural) are cheats."
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 75 months ago
In American English we very often use a noun as a verb and vice versa. But when we used 'cheat' as a noun it's a 'regular noun', i.e. plural is 'cheats'. I am/you are/he or she is/ a cheat. They are cheats.
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- DifferentialLv 65 months ago
Technically, yes, but "cheaters" would be better. "Cheat" as a noun seems dated - like it would fit better in the Prohibition era.