from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A swindle in which an unsuspecting person is cheated; a confidence game.
- transitive v. To swindle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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. To swindle (someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. see bunko.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bunko.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of by deceit
- n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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)
Reportedly from Spanish banca, a card game. (Wiktionary)