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bunco

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noun bun·co \ˈbəŋ-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of bunco

plural

buncos

or

bunkos

  1. :  a swindling game or scheme

bunco

transitive verb


Examples of bunco in a sentence

  1. <they were experts at that bunco, having fleeced wide-eyed tourists for years>



Variants of bunco

or

bunko

Origin and Etymology of bunco

perhaps alteration of Spanish banca bench, banking, bank in gambling, from Italian — more at bank


First Known Use: 1872


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