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Noun: flimflam  'flim,flam
Usage: 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 [N. Amer, informal], bunko game [N. Amer, informal], con [informal], confidence trick, confidence game, con game [informal], hustle [informal], sting [informal]
  2. Deceptive, insincere or nonsense talk
    - flimflammery [informal]
Verb: flimflam (flimflammed,flimflamming)  'flim,flam
Usage: informal
  1. Deceive somebody
    - play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob [archaic], fox, pull a fast one on [informal], play a trick on, hose [N. Amer, informal], pull a fast one [informal], take for a ride [informal], sucker [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: flimflamming, flimflammed, flimflams

Type of: cheat, cozen [literary], deceive, delude, fraud, lead on, rig, swindle

Encyclopedia: Flimflam