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Noun: grifter  grif-tur
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. A person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    - swindler, defrauder, chiseller [Brit, Cdn, informal], chiseler [US, informal], gouger [N. Amer, informal], scammer

Derived forms: grifters

Type of: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker [informal], trickster

Encyclopedia: Grifter