bunco N. Amer.

bunco N. Amer.
bunco N. Amer.
noun (plural buncos) a swindle or confidence trick.
verb (buncoes, buncoing, buncoed) dated swindle or cheat.
C19: perh. from Sp. banca, a card game.

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  • cheat — 1. verb Syn: swindle, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double cross, gull; informal diddle, rip off, con, pull a fast one on; N.Amer.; informal sucker, goldbrick; Austral.; informal rort 2. noun Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • bunko steerer — variant of bunco steerer * * * Informal. a swindler, esp. a person who lures another to a gambling game to be cheated. [1870 75, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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