bunco game

bunco game
noun
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑flim-flam (for: ↑flimflam), ↑gyp (for: ↑gyp), ↑con (for: ↑con), ↑bunco (for: ↑bunco)
Hypernyms: ↑swindle, ↑cheat, ↑rig
Hyponyms: ↑sting operation

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  • bunco game — /bagkow geym/ Any trick, artifice, or cunning calculated to win confidence and to deceive, whether by conversation, conduct, or suggestion. A swindling game or scheme …   Black's law dictionary

  • bunco game — /bagkow geym/ Any trick, artifice, or cunning calculated to win confidence and to deceive, whether by conversation, conduct, or suggestion. A swindling game or scheme …   Black's law dictionary

  • Bunco — (also Bunko and Bonko) is a parlour game played in teams with three dice. A winning throw in Bunco is to throw three of a kind of a specified number.According to the World Bunco Association [ [http://www.worldbunco.com/history1.html] World Bunco… …   Wikipedia

  • bunco — ☆ bunco [buŋ′kō ] n. pl. buncos [c. 1875 < Sp banca, card game < It, BANK1] Informal a swindle, esp. at a card game or lottery; confidence game vt. buncoed, buncoing Informal to swindle; cheat …   English World dictionary

  • bunco N. Amer. — bunco N. Amer. informal noun (plural buncos) a swindle or confidence trick. verb (buncoes, buncoing, buncoed) dated swindle or cheat. Origin C19: perh. from Sp. banca, a card game …   English new terms dictionary

  • bunco — [“barjko] 1. n. a scheme to swindle people. (From banca, the name of a card game in Spanish.) □ He’s been fiddling with bunco on the West Coast. □ All the stuff relating to bunco comes across this desk. 2. tv. to swindle someone. □ They buncoed… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bunco — Bunko Bun ko, n. [Sf. Sp. banco bank, banca a sort of game at cards. Cf. {Bank} (in the commercial sense).] A kind of swindling game or scheme, originally by means of cards or by a sham lottery, but now used for any swindling tactic. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Game — For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). Level (gaming) redirects here. For the classification of video game stages, see Level (video gaming) …   Wikipedia

  • bunco — or bunko noun (plural buncos or bunkos) Etymology: perhaps alteration of Spanish banca bench, banking, bank in gambling, from Italian more at bank Date: 1872 a swindling game or scheme • bunco transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bunco — 1. noun /ˈbʌŋkəʊ/ a) A swindle or confidence trick. b) A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century. 2. verb /ˈbʌŋkəʊ/ To swindle …   Wiktionary

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