Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who swindles; one who defrauds or makes a practice of defrauding others; a cheat; a rogue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who swindles, or defrauds grossly; one who makes a practice of defrauding others by imposition or deliberate artifice; a cheat.
- n. a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
- From German Schwindler. (Wiktionary)
“Underneath his smooth veneer Rourke's Yankee swindler is sinister.”
“Then he revealed to the surprised Lovel how Sir Arthur's foolish speculations, and especially his belief in a certain German swindler, named Dousterswivel, had caused him to engage in some very costly mining ventures, which were now almost certain to result in complete failure.”
“Edward Kelley had been called a swindler, a cheat, a womanizer, and a drunkard.”
“The swindler was a potter, and the woman told him that he ought to give her a load of pots.”
“We say we have been swindled and oppressed, and we are quite ready and able to prove it before any tribunal that allows us to call a swindler a swindler.”
“Handel was called a swindler, a drunkard, and a blasphemer, to whom Scripture even was not sacred.”
“You would have me steal away in secret, like what you English call a swindler!”
“When a merchant follows a similar mode -- when he purchases dear and sells cheap, he is called a swindler, and must soon become a bankrupt.”
“Angrily describing Netanyahu as a "swindler" who plays "tricks" with peace – making, Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the PLO's executive committee, said the Israeli premier wants Palestinians to "become Zionists.”
“Benítez sued Gámez and won the case because Gámez used expresions like "swindler", "liar", etc., but the ruling attracted a wide media atention and the papers commented the case with a "if-someone-is-lying-you-can-not-call-him-liar" approach that in the end it was Benítez who took the worst part, and the second series of his TV "documentary" was cancelled.”
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