Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The acts or practices of a swindler; roguery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Swindling; rougery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Swindling; roguery.

Etymologies

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swindle +‎ -ery

Examples

  • Fortune-hunters of all denominations were there, from hirsute insolvency in a curricle, to closely-buttoned swindlery in doubtful boots, on the sharp look-out for any likely young gentleman disposed to play a game at billiards round the

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • Fortune-hunters of all denominations were there, from hirsute insolvency, in a curricle, to closely - buttoned swindlery in doubtful boots, on the sharp look-out for any likely young gentleman disposed to play a game at billiards round the corner.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • But for a wretched Simulacrum, a hungry Impostor without eyes or heart, practising for a mess of pottage such blasphemous swindlery, forgery of celestial documents, continual high-treason against his Maker and Self, we will not and cannot take him.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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