Definition of Swindle

1. Noun. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme. "That book is a fraud"

Exact synonyms: Cheat, Rig
Specialized synonyms: Cozenage, Scam, Bunco, Bunco Game, Bunko, Bunko Game, Con, Con Game, Confidence Game, Confidence Trick, Flimflam, Gyp, Hustle, Sting, Pyramiding, Holdout, Swiz, Shell Game, Thimblerig
Generic synonyms: Fraud
Derivative terms: Cheat, Rig, Rig



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

Definition of Swindle

1. v. t. To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property.

2. n. The act or process of swindling; a cheat.

Definition of Swindle

1. Verb. (transitive) to defraud (someone) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods ¹

3. Noun. an instance of swindling ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swindle

1. to take money or property from by fraudulent means [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swindle

swimmingly
swimmings
swimmist
swimmists
swimmy
swims
swimsuit
swimsuited
swimsuits
swimwear
swimwears
swindge
swindged
swindges
swindging
swindle (current term)
swindled
swindler
swindleries
swindlers
swindlery
swindles
swindling
swine
swine-flesh
swine fever
swine flesh
swine flu
swine influenza
swinebread

Literary usage of Swindle

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1. A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson (1918)
"a swindle of the North by the South. On the part of those who had already completely enjoyed their share of the Missouri Compromise, it was a swindle of ..."

2. Readiana: Comments on Current Events by Charles Reade (1883)
"I begin, therefore, by depriving the fraud m question of that unfair advantage, and I call it— THE SHAM SAMPLE swindle. Examples.—1. ..."

3. Underground: Or, Life Below the Surface. Incidents and Accidents Beyond the by Thomas Wallace Knox (1876)
"A NEAT swindle ATTEMPTED IN SAPPHIRES. — HOW IT WAS DISCOVERED. ... THE great diamond swindle of California will probably go down in history as one of the ..."

4. The Democratic Speaker's Hand-book by Augustus R. Cazauran (1868)
"... THE swindle. The House, says the New York World, of Ju'y 14, 1868, has passed the Senate bill for the discontinuance of the Freedmen's Bureau, ..."

5. Recollections of a New York Chief of Police by George Washington Walling (1887)
"CHAPTER X. CHE "SAWDUST" swindle.—A BROKER DUPED.—THE BOGUS DETECTIVE. ... THE " Sawdust" swindle is so termed because the victim gets a box filled with ..."

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