American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A swindle in which an unsuspecting person is cheated; a confidence game.
- v. To swindle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bunko.
- n. US, slang A swindle or confidence trick.
- n. A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century.
- v. transitive, intransitive, US, slang To swindle (someone).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. see bunko.
- v. deprive of by deceit
- n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
- Reportedly from Spanish banca, a card game. (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of Spanish banca, card game, from Italian banca, bank, of Germanic origin; see bank2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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