swindle

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swindle

noun

Definition of SWINDLE

1
a scheme in which the victim is cheated out of his money after first gaining his trust <a swindle that involved selling a lot of land that really didn't exist>
2
<a swindle that involved selling a lot of land that really didn't exist> an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <identity theft has become one of the most frequent and feared swindles of our time>
Synonyms bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, swindle

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