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(ˈpɒn zi)

a swindle in which a quick return on an initial investment paid out of funds from new investors lures the victim into bigger risks. Also called Pon′zi scheme`.
[after Charles Ponzi (died 1949), the organizer of such a scheme in the U.S., 1919–20]
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