1. [ verb ] deprive of by deceit
Synonyms: swindle defraud con gyp bunco diddle mulct nobble goldbrick 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 swindler
2. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a fraudulent business scheme
Synonyms: cozenage
Related terms: swindle cozen
Similar spelling:   scum