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

Derived forms: bunkos, bunkoes, bunkoed, bunkoing

Type of: cheat, chisel [informal], fraud, rig, rip off [informal], swindle

Encyclopedia: Bunko