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flimflam

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flimflam

  1. 1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <giving the new guy at work her cell phone number—“in case of an emergency”—was just a flimflam to pique his romantic interest> Synonyms artifice, device, dodge, fetch, trick, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wileRelated Words bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen

  2. 2 an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <just the latest Internet flimflam to get e-mail recipients to reveal bank account numbers and other personal information> Synonyms bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], fraud, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, swindleRelated Words cross, fix; Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme; racket, rip-off; thimblerig, three-card monte; device, dodge, gimmick, jig, ploy, scheme, sleight, stratagem, trick, wile; gouging, overcharging, soaking; counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham




flimflam

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flimflam

  1. to rob by the use of trickery or threats <everyone likes to think that they're too smart to be flimflammed by anyone> Synonyms beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, fleece, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeRelated Words extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk




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