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: a person who engages in fraud : cheat
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bilk, bilker, cheat, cheater, chiseler (or chiseller), confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, fakir, finagler, hoaxer, scammer, scamster, shark, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindler, tricker, trickster
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1960, in the meaning defined above
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: a person who commits fraud
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