bunco

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noun bun·co \ˈbəŋ-(ˌ)kō\
variants: or

bunko

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>

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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