scam·​ster | \ ˈskam(p)-stər How to pronounce scamster (audio) \

Definition of scamster

: one that scams : scammer

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con artists, swindlers, and scamsters an ever-growing swarm of scamsters of which the Internet user should be wary
Recent Examples on the Web The accounting sleuth who exposed scamster Bernie Madoff charges that huge, hidden losses in its long-term care (LTC) insurance business will soon drive the troubled conglomerate into bankruptcy. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "GE’s Basic Businesses Are Badly Underperforming, by This Accounting Metric," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of scamster

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Scamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of scamster

informal : a person who deceives people to get their money : a person who scams people

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