HyperDic: bunco

English > 2 senses of the word bunco:
NOUNactbunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, sting, flimflama swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
VERBsocialbunco, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
English > bunco: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
Synonymsbunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, sting, flimflam
Narrowersting operationA complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
Broaderswindle, cheat, rigThe act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
Spanishbunco, bunko, camelo, engatusamiento, estafa, fraude, timo
Catalanbunco, bunko, entabanada, estafa, frau
Verbsbuncodeprive of by deceit
English > bunco: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey bunco him of all his money
Synonymsvictimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar
Nounsbuncoa swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

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