flam

noun
\ˈflam \

Definition of flam 

: a drumbeat of two strokes of which the first is a very quick grace note

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For years, the Staten Island native has captivated connoisseurs of flim-flam artistry with his brazen crimes. Jay Weaver, miamiherald, "Jail guard was corrupted by Miami’s most brazen con man. Now he’s headed for slammer. | Miami Herald," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flam

1744, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flam

probably imitative

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