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NOUN (1)

1. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;
[syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam]


VERB (1)

1. deprive of by deceit;
- Example: "He swindled me out of my inheritance"
- Example: "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"
- Example: "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
[syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bunko \Bun"ko\, n. [Sf. Sp. banco bank, banca a sort of game at cards. Cf. Bank (in the commercial sense).] A kind of swindling game or scheme, originally by means of cards or by a sham lottery, but now used for any swindling tactic. [Written also bunco.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bunco \Bun"co\, n. see bunko. [Written also bunko.] [PJC] Buncombe
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bunco n 1: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam] v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "bunco": ballot-box stuffing, cardsharping, cheat, cheating, cozenage, diddle, diddling, dishonesty, dodge, fishy transaction, flam, flimflam, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, gerrymandering, graft, grift, gyp, gyp joint, illicit business, imposition, imposture, racket, scam, swindle