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

  • noun One who perpetrates a scam or fraud; a swindler.


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  • Scotland Yard comes calling for 'scamster' NRI in Mumbai

    Daily News & Analysis

  • By contrast, GableStage's Ethan Henry, who has plenty of regional-theater experience, is self-assured and commanding in the same role, that of a slick, sociopathic scamster.

    Into the (Spot)light

  • The one big surprise is Peter Scolari, a familiar small-screen face "Bosom Buddies," "Newhart" who plays Professor Harold Hill not as a charismatic scamster à la Robert Preston but as a world-weary con man who's high-tailed it out of one too many small towns.

    Small Boat, Big Show

  • (Mr. Rock), Jackie's sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous, is a fast-talking scamster whose long-suffering wife (Annabella Sciorra) knows what he's up to and has had it up to here.

    Don't Let its Name Be a Curse

  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the special court's decision to permit the Custodian to sell 54,88,850 shares belonging to the family of late stock market scamster Harshad Mehta of Apollo Tyres Ltd was "vitiated" and done in violation of "principles of natural justice."

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • In addition to being a noted illusionist, Mr. Robbins also turns out to be quite an accomplished actor: " Play Dead " is a one-man-and-four-corpses show, and he effortlessly carries the action for 90 uninterrupted minutes, delivering his lines in the richly fraudulent tones of a big-league scamster whose eye is firmly fixed on your wallet.

    Not for the Faint of Heart!

  • Check out who is likely to be taken by a scamster, and the details on investment schemes and how to avoid being ensnared by them.

    Madoff's 150-year sentence doesn't mean the end of financial scams

  • It turns out the Repairman was an assistant to your assual psychic scamster in his younger days, so completely knows all the tricks, thinking he'll have a little fun.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Haunted Air - F. Paul Wilson

  • For example, WST dislikes Bobby Jindal for being an "evil" communist Rhodes Scholar Illuminati scamster.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • You might suppose a scamster wouldn't play games with expensive raw material.

    Beware Rare Book Forgeries


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