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flimflam

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1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • giving the new guy at work her cell phone number—"in case of an emergency"—was just a flimflam to pique his romantic interest

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2 an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value
  • just the latest Internet flimflam to get e-mail recipients to reveal bank account numbers and other personal information

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flimflam

verb

Synonyms of flimflam (Entry 2 of 2)

to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • everyone likes to think that they're too smart to be flimflammed by anyone

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The first known use of flimflam was circa 1538

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“Flimflam.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flimflam. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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