bunco

noun
bun·​co | \ ˈbəŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce bunco (audio) \
variants: or bunko
plural buncos or bunkos

Definition of bunco

: a swindling game or scheme

Other Words from bunco

bunco transitive verb

Synonyms for bunco

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Examples of bunco in a Sentence

they were experts at that bunco, having fleeced wide-eyed tourists for years
Recent Examples on the Web The group organizes weekly and monthly events including dinners, dances, bingo and bunco. Gustavo Solis, sandiegouniontribune.com, 14 June 2018 Invite your bunco club or friends who have never played. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, 30 Mar. 2018 The event will feature a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, 27 Oct. 2017 The event will feature a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, 27 Oct. 2017 The event will feature a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, 27 Oct. 2017 The event will feature a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, 27 Oct. 2017 The event will feature a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, 27 Oct. 2017 The event will feature a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bunco

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bunco

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

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“Bunco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunco. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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