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Meaning of SWINDLE

Pronunciation:  'swindl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
  2. [v]  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"

SWINDLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bunco, cheat, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, rig, rook, scam, victimize
 See Also: beat, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, cheat, chisel, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, cozenage, flimflam, fraud, gyp, holdout, hustle, rip off, scam, shell game, short, short-change, sting, swiz, thimblerig



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Swin"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swindled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Swindling}.] [See {Swindler}.]
    To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to
    swindle a man out of his property.
          Lammote . . . has swindled one of them out of three
          hundred livres.                          --Carlyle.
  2. \Swin"dle\, n.
    The act or process of swindling; a cheat.