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Swindler

Swindler Meaning & Definition
Swindler Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Swindler?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Swindler: chiseler | chiseller | gouger | scammer | sharper | sharpie | sharpy

Related Terms | Find terms related to Swindler:

See Also | beguiler | cardsharp | cardsharper | cheat | cheater | clip artist | con artist | con man | confidence man | deceiver | slicker | trickster | welcher | welsher

Swindler In Webster's 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.

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