trickery

When tricks of any kind are used to fool or deceive someone, especially for financial gain, that's trickery.

If you suspect that a cute kid has scammed you out of twenty dollars, you have every right to accuse him of trickery. Trickery is using pretense or sleight of hand or fast talking to cheat a person out of some amount of money, the way a card sharp or a con man might do. The earliest use of trick was in this negative sense — a mean ruse or cheat. Trickery simply adds the Middle English ery to the end to form a new noun.

Definitions of trickery
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n the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Synonyms:
chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, wile
Types:
dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
jugglery
artful trickery designed to achieve an end
goldbrick
anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Type of:
deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation
the act of deceiving

n verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

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