bunco

Definitions of bunco
  1. noun
    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    synonyms: bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting
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    types:
    sting operation
    a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
    type of:
    cheat, rig, swindle
    the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
  2. verb
    deprive of by deceit
    synonyms: con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize
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    types:
    short, short-change
    cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    type of:
    cheat, chisel, rip off
    deprive somebody of something by deceit
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