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Meaning of BUNKO

Pronunciation:  'bungkow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

BUNKO is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bunco, bunco game, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting
 See Also: cheat, rig, swindle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
  2. \Bun"ko\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bunkoed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To swindle by a bunko game or scheme; to cheat or victimize
    in any similar way, as by a confidence game, passing a bad
    check, etc.