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Noun: scam  skam
  1. A fraudulent business scheme
    - cozenage [archaic], rort [Austral]
Verb: scam (scammed,scamming)  skam
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He scammed me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: scammed, scamming, scams

Type of: cheat, chisel, rig, rip off, swindle

Encyclopedia: Scam