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

Derived forms: bunkoes, bunkos, bunkoing, bunkoed

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

Encyclopedia: Bunko