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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.
Historical Examples

Spring Street James H. Richardson
Torchy Sewell Ford
Torchy Sewell Ford
Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa George W. Peck
Spring Street James H. Richardson

noun, verb
a variant spelling of bunco


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