On an average day to day basis, an opportunist is a person who takes immediate advantage of an opportunity to achieve a goal and doesn't even think about the morals, ethics, principles or consequences of that action. They tend to put expediency over morality.

Usually describes desperate people who have never gotten any and dumb criminals.
That girl had a one night stand with some guy she met off the street and got knocked up. She is such an opportunist.

Not to mention a slut.
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What was that dude thinking when he tried to steal that laptop? There were security camera's everywhere! What a dumb opportunist.
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e September 18, 2007

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someone who immediately takes advantage of a situation to reap some personal benefits
An opportunist will use people or step on toes to get what they want.
by Gerard Irick January 14, 2010

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A seeker of opportunity. A person who maximizes his/her benefit in every action he/she takes.
I played that bitch for her pussy and her money...motherfuckin' right yo...I'm an opportunist!
by Opportunistic One December 05, 2007

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Someone who see's a chance to move onto the next best thing.
"Last night I found out my girl is an opportunist man. She found another man with the tickets that I missed out on and just straight dumped me
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Someone who takes advantage of situations and people to get what they want. They put material and superficial things above people, and their wants over the needs of others. In a way, many politicians are also opportunists because they take advantage of the socially downtrodden to shove socialism and more government down our throats.
An opportunist is a dngerous person and should never be trusted.
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another word for a slut or a whore. could be a man as well
Nic is not a slut he is an opportunist.
charnelle is not a whore shes an opportunist
by jessica H September 07, 2006

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Wise person who seeks opportunities
ie Molly was an Opportunist who blagged her way into many a thing
by The Lady March 14, 2006

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