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

  • n. The practice or use of tricks; deception by stratagem.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of tricks or deceits; artifice; imposture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  • n. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

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