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Noun: bunco  búng-kow
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    - bunco game [N. Amer], bunko [N. Amer], bunko game [N. Amer], con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam
Verb: bunco  búng-kow
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He buncoed me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], grift [N. Amer], ream [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: buncoes, buncoing, buncos, buncoed

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

Encyclopedia: Bunco