Definition of Bunco

1. Noun. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.

Exact synonyms: Bunco Game, Bunko, Bunko Game, Con, Con Game, Confidence Game, Confidence Trick, Flimflam, Gyp, Hustle, Sting
Specialized synonyms: Sting Operation
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Rig, Swindle
Derivative terms: Con, Flim-flam, Gyp



2. Verb. Deprive of by deceit. "They bunco him of all his money"; "The cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Exact synonyms: Con, Defraud, Diddle, Gip, Goldbrick, Gyp, Hornswoggle, Mulct, Nobble, Rook, Scam, Short-change, Swindle, Victimize
Specialized synonyms: Short, Short-change
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Con, Defrauder, Gyp, Scam, Scammer, Swindle, Swindler, Victimization

Definition of Bunco

1. Noun. (US slang) A swindle or confidence trick. ¹

2. Noun. A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive intransitive US slang) To swindle (someone). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bunco

1. to swindle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: swindle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bunco

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bunches
bunches of fives
bunchflower
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bunchiest
bunchily
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bunching
bunchings
bunchy
buncing
bunco (current term)
bunco-steerer
bunco-steerers
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buncoed
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buncombe
buncombes
buncos
bund
bunded
bunder
bunder boat
bunding
bundist

Literary usage of Bunco

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1. Annual Report by Missouri Division of Mine Inspection, Missouri Bureau of Mines (1900)
"THE bunco MINING COMPANY. The members of this company are WE Brinkerhoff, Thos. ... Hardwick & Sumner, of Galena, Kansas, control six lots of the bunco ..."

2. Looters of the Public Domain by Stephen A. Douglas Puter, Horace Stevens (1907)
"С. A. Smith, a Minneapolis Millionaire, engrosses the attention of the Land- Fraud King, and their acquaintance ripens into a clever scheme to bunco Uncle ..."

3. Things Korean: A Collection of Sketches and Anecdotes, Missionary and Diplomatic by Horace Newton Allen (1908)
"... IV AN ORIENTAL bunco GAME THE Koreans are of a confiding nature. They are also over sanguine and inclined to espouse schemes that would not appeal to ..."

4. The New Standard American Business Guide: A Complete Compendium of how to Do by Edward Thomas Roe (1911)
"bunco This confidence game has been exposed a great many times in the newspapers, but it still finds victims in all the large cities of the country. ..."

5. Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera by Charles Maus Taylor (1900)
"The Shadow Side—The Slums—The City by Night—Vice and Misery—” Chinese Johnson's” Opium Den—The “bunco” Man—An English Guard—” The Grand Old Man “—Caution to ..."

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