Flimflam



[flim-flam] /ˈflɪmˌflæm/ Informal.

noun
1.
a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
2.
a piece of nonsense; twaddle; bosh.
verb (used with object), flimflammed, flimflamming.
3.
to trick, deceive, swindle, or cheat:
A fortuneteller flimflammed her out of her savings.
/ˈflɪmˌflæm/
noun
1.

2.
a deception; swindle
verb -flams, -flamming, -flammed
3.
(transitive) to deceive; trick; swindle; cheat

modifier

: a flimflam game/ flimflam man

noun

: Don’t fall for that flimflam

verb

To cheat or swindle; defraud; bamboozle, con: We’ve been flimflammed/ He talked like some hick begging to be flimflammed (1538+)

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