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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.

Usage examples (35)
  • Jim 'Hatch, a notorious bunko swindler, and I've got him cornered but he doesn't know it.
  • Interestingly enough, a neighbor told me they had this same discussion at bunko recently.
  • Tony, we're not talking about folks sitting around playing bunko and chatting about ideas.
  • While Benton was photographing Gibson and Hatch, John observed the bunko swindler more closely. for more
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  • A "bunco" or "bunko" is a swindle, while "buncombe" or "bunkum" is insincere or untrue talk.
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