Definition of Grift

1. Noun. a confidence game or swindle. ¹



2. Verb. (transitive) To obtain illegally, as by con game. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To obtain money illegally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grift

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grift

grievousness
grievousnesses
griff
griffe
griffes
griffin
griffins
griffithsin
griffon
griffon-vulture
griffon vulture
griffon vultures
griffonage
griffons
griffs
grift (current term)
grifted
grifter
grifters
grifting
grifts
grig
grigged
grigging
grigio
grigios
grigri
grigris
grigs
grike

Literary usage of Grift

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1. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini by New York (N.Y.), Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1897)
"... Allard Anthony, PL vander grift, Will. Beekman, P. v. ... grift, Will Beekman and Oloff Stevensen, of the City of New Amsterdam in New Netherland. ..."

2. A Treatise on Leases and Terms for Years: By Matthew Bacon, by Matthew Bacon (1798)
"Leafe of Water grift Mills in ... times,) то HAVE AND то HOLD the faid water grift mills, cottage, ..."

3. Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments by Addison (1795)
"... who, though they cannot turn the wind, will turn their mills, and fet them fo, that whenever it blows, their grift will certainly be grinding. ..."

4. Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848 by Norwich (Conn.) (1913)
"Born. the 6th Day: of March 1729 Luce grift Daughter of Thomas and Ann his ... 1732: John grift: ye Son of Thomas grift and of his wife Ann: was born: July ..."

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