Definition of Bunco game
1. Noun. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
Specialized synonyms: Sting Operation
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Rig, Swindle
Derivative terms: Bunco, Con, Flim-flam, Gyp
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Literary usage of Bunco game
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1. 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 ..."
2. Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1900)
"The notorious " Hungry Joe," is a most persistent and impudent bunco-steerer, who has victimized more people by the bunco game than any other five men in ..."
3. The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals by Harry Houdini (1906)
"A variation of the bunco game, often played in the farm- ing districts, is for a well-dressed, plausible man to drive up to a well-to-do farmer's home and ..."
4. Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the by American Bar Association (1907)
"... it was a bunco game on the part of of the company against the policy-holder. Gilbert Ray Hawes: That is it exactly; it was a bunco game. ..."
5. Wealth Against Commonwealth by Henry Demarest Lloyd (1894)
"FREEDOM OF THE CITY for him—bought $10000 of the city pipe-line bonds, the paper attacked him by name in an article headed " bunco game," charging him with ..."
6. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob August Riis (1890)
"The only criminal business to which the father occasionally lends his hand, outside of murder, is a bunco game, of which his confiding countrymen, ..."