bunco

Definitions of bunco
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n 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
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

v deprive of by deceit

Synonyms:
con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize
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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