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scam

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noun \ˈskam\

Definition of scam

  1. :  a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation <an insurance scam>

Examples of scam in a sentence

  1. She was the victim of an insurance scam.

  2. a sophisticated credit card scam

Origin and Etymology of scam

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1963


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scam

transitive verb

Definition of scam

scammed

scamming

  1. 1 :  deceive, defraud

  2. 2 :  to obtain (as money) by a scam

scammer

noun

Examples of scam in a sentence

  1. The company scammed hundreds of people out of their life savings.

  2. I could tell they were scamming you and charging too much.

  3. They scammed a lot of money from unwary customers.

1963

First Known Use of scam

1963


SCAM Defined for English Language Learners

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scam

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noun \ˈskam\

Definition of scam for English Language Learners

  • : a dishonest way to make money by deceiving people


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scam

transitive verb

Definition of scam for English Language Learners

  • : to deceive and take money from (someone)

  • : to get (something, such as money) by deceiving someone



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