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Noun: fraud  frod
  1. Intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
    - fiddle [Brit, informal]
  2. A person who makes deceitful pretences
    - imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
  3. Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    - fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on [N. Amer, informal], spoof [informal]
  4. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    "that book is a fraud";
    - swindle, cheat, rig

Derived forms: frauds

Type of: beguiler, cheat, cheater, chicane, chicanery, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], deceiver, guile, law-breaking, shenanigan, slicker [informal], trickery, trickster, wile

Encyclopedia: Fraud