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Verb: hornswoggle  'horn,swó-gul
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He hornswoggled me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: hornswoggling, hornswoggles, hornswoggled

Type of: cheat, chisel, rip off

Encyclopedia: Hornswoggle