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a swindle in which a person is cheated at gambling, persuaded to buy a nonexistent, unsalable, or worthless object, or otherwise victimized.
any misrepresentation.
to victimize by a bunko.
Contemporary Examples

Daily Beast Writers Weigh In on Mitt Romney’s New Hampshire Primary Victory January 10, 2012

Historical Examples

Over the Rocky Mountains R.M. Ballantyne
Old Ebenezer Opie Read
Lost in the Forest R.M. Ballantyne
Revolution and Other Essays Jack London
Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
Over the Rocky Mountains R.M. Ballantyne
My Actor-Husband Anonymous
Americans All Various

noun (pl) -cos, -kos
a swindle, esp one by confidence tricksters
verb -cos, -coing, -coed, -kos, -koing, -koed
(transitive) to swindle; cheat
noun, verb
a variant spelling of bunco


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