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  Definition of Scam
  1. a fraudulent business scheme
  2. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Similar Words: cozenage, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, mulct, gyp, con

 

Hyponyms: short-change, short

 

Derivational Morphology: cozen, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, mulct, gyp, con, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, cozenage, cheat, rig, exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using

 

 
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