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Meaning of SWINDLER

Pronunciation:  sw'indulur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

SWINDLER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chiseler, chiseller, gouger, scammer, sharper, sharpie, sharpy
 See Also: beguiler, cardsharp, cardsharper, cheat, cheater, clip artist, con artist, con man, confidence man, deceiver, slicker, trickster, welcher, welsher



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Swin"dler\, n. [G. schwindler, fr. schwindlen to be
dizzy, to act thoughtlessly, to cheat, fr. schwindel
dizziness, fr. schwinden to vanish, to disappear, to dwindle.
See {Swim} to be dizzy.]
One who swindles, or defrauds grossly; one who makes a
practice of defrauding others by imposition or deliberate
artifice; a cheat.

Syn: Sharper; rogue.

Usage: {Swindler}, {Sharper}. These words agree in describing
       persons who take unfair advantages. A swindler is one
       who obtains money or goods under false pretenses. A
       sharper is one who cheats by sharp practice, as in
       playing at cards or staking what he can not pay.

             Fraud and injustice soon follow, and the dignity
             of the British merchant is sunk in the
             scandalous appellation of a swindler. --V. Knox.

             Perhaps you 'll think I act the same As a sly
             sharper plays his game.           --Cotton.