Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: swindle  swin-d(u)l
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He swindled me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko
Noun: swindle  swin-d(u)l
  1. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    - cheat, rig

Derived forms: swindling, swindled, swindles

Type of: cheat, chisel, fiddle [Brit], fraud, rip off

Encyclopedia: Swindle