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Noun: flimflam  'flim,flam
  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 [N. Amer], bunko game [N. Amer], con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting
  2. Deceptive, insincere or nonsense talk
    - flimflammery
Verb: flim-flam (flim-flammed,flim-flamming)  'flim,flam
  1. Deceive somebody
    "We flim-flammed the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week";
    - play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on, hose [N. Amer], sucker [N. Amer]

Derived forms: flimflams, flim-flams, flim-flamming, flim-flammed

Type of: cheat, cozen, deceive, delude, lead on, rig, swindle

Encyclopedia: Flimflam