Definition of Bunko 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bunko Game
bunko game (current term)
Literary usage of Bunko game
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"In New York and New Jersey, in Pennsylvania for everything save the sale of heron and egret plumes (a privilege obtained by a bunko game), in Massachusetts, ..."
2. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"It is a colossal bunko game. The people asked for bread and you are giving them a stone. Hero Mr. Clark declared that the bill would create a deficiency in ..."
3. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"It is a colossal bunko game. The people asked for bread and you are giving them a stone. Here Mr. Clark declared that the bill would create a deficiency in ..."
4. Tariff Schedules: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of by Oscar Wilder Underwood (1913)
"Privilege obtained by a bunko game), in Massachusetts, and in many other of our tales the wild-birds plumage millinery business is dead. ..."
5. Henry Demarest Lloyd, 1847-1903, a Biography by Caroline Augusta Lloyd (1912)
"The arbitration scheme—so-called—proposed by the operators and accepted by Mitchell with slight modifications looks to me still like a "bunko" game. ..."
6. America's Foreign Relations by Willis Fletcher Johnson (1916)
"... found little difficulty in inveigling Spain into what we might describe, in the apt jargon of the street, as the biggest bunko game in history. ..."