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  • n. A swindler; a cheat or con-man.


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  • Lord Dreever, he had felt, was precisely the sort of youth to whom the professional bunco-steerer would attach himself with shouts of joy.

    The Intrusion of Jimmy

  • Why, there's a bunch of young stock jobbers around here that would make a Wall Street bunco-steerer take to raising chickens!

    The Varmint

  • She had thought to find some touch of the Boweryite about him, some outcropping of the half-submerged bunco-steerer.

    Phantom Wires A Novel

  • Its face is that of a tyrant, its numbers are false as those on a lottery ticket; its hands are those of a bunco-steerer, who makes an appointment with you to your ruin.

    Fifth Avenue

  • They'll think you an honorable man 'stead of a bunco-steerer.

    Rimrock Trail

  • His opportunity to make an immortal ass of himself, to earn catasterism and be placed among the stars as an equine udder, thus happened to hap: Kay-See was to have a "Karnival" modeled upon the pinchbeck rake with which Waco worked the gullible country folk once upon a time -- when she so far forgot herself as to trade on womanly beauty to make it a bunco-steerer for her stores.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • In the meanwhile Hurstwood encountered a humorous item concerning a stranger who had arrived in the city and became entangled with a bunco-steerer.

    Sister Carrie

  • He had formed a friendship with Sparrow MacCoy, who was at the head of his profession as a bunco-steerer, green goodsman and general rascal.

    Tales of Terror and Mystery

  • "bunco-steerer" had promised to keep his eyes and ears alert for news of any one resembling Goldenburg.

    The Grell Mystery

  • a stranger who had arrived in the city and became entangled with a bunco-steerer.

    Sister Carrie: a Novel


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