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bunco


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bunko  \Bun"ko\,  n.  [Sf.  Sp  banco  bank,  banca  a  sort  of  game  at 
  cards.  Cf  {Bank}  (in  the  commercial  sense).] 
  A  kind  of  swindling  game  or  scheme,  by  means  of  cards  or  by  a 
  sham  lottery.  [Written  also  {bunco}.] 
 
  {Bunko  steerer},  a  person  employed  as  a  decoy  in  bunko. 
  [Slang,  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bunco 
  n  :  a  swindle  in  which  you  cheat  at  gambling  or  persuade  a 
  person  to  buy  worthless  property  [syn:  {bunco  game},  {bunko}, 
  {bunko  game},  {con},  {confidence  game},  {con  game},  {gyp}, 
  {hustle},  {sting},  {flimflam}] 
  v  :  deprive  of  by  deceit;  "He  swindled  me  out  of  my  inheritance" 
  [syn:  {swindle},  {rook},  {nobble},  {diddle},  {defraud},  {mulct}, 
  {gyp},  {con}] 




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