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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
  • noun A swindle or confidence game.
  • intransitive verb To engage in swindling or cheating.
  • intransitive verb To obtain by swindling or cheating.

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  • noun a confidence game or swindle.
  • verb transitive To obtain illegally, as by con game.
  • verb intransitive To obtain money illegally.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps alteration of graft.]

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