Definition of Bunko

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

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



Definition of Bunko

1. n. A kind of swindling game or scheme, by means of cards or by a sham lottery.

2. v. t. To swindle by a bunko game or scheme; to cheat or victimize in any similar way, as by a confidence game, passing a bad check, etc.

Definition of Bunko

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of bunco) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bunko

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bunko

bunked
bunker
bunker mentality
bunkered
bunkering
bunkerings
bunkerlike
bunkers
bunkhouse
bunkhouses
bunkie
bunkies
bunking
bunkmate
bunkmates
bunko (current term)
bunko game
bunkoed
bunkoing
bunkos
bunkroom
bunkrooms
bunks
bunkside
bunkum
bunkums
bunky
bunless
bunn
bunnet

Literary usage of Bunko

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1. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by R. A. Donkin (1998)
"1956d. "A new attempt at the solution of the Fu-lin problem." [ 1931 - 1932] Memoirs of the Research Department of the Toyo bunko [Tokyo] 15: 165-329. ..."

2. The Weekly Reporter by David Sutherland, India High Court (Calcutta, India), Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1892)
"Ram Mohun, with the sanction о Maharajah, sold his tenure to bunko Ее bunko ... having allowed his reí fall into arrears, a suit was brought ai bunko ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"bunko, bunco (American), from the Italian banco, a bench or bank. A game at cards, like three-card monte, and is usually simply a swindle. ..."

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