1. [ verb ] deprive of by deceit
Synonyms: swindle defraud con goldbrick bunco diddle mulct nobble scam victimize rook

"He swindled me out of my inheritance" "She defrauded the customers who trusted her" "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

Related terms: cheat short-change exploitation bunco scam swindler
2. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
Synonyms: con_game bunco_game bunko_game con confidence_game bunko hustle sting flimflam confidence_trick bunco
Related terms: swindle sting_operation swindle
Similar spelling:   gybe