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 (flĭm′flăm′) Informal
1. Nonsense; humbug.
2. A deception; a swindle.
tr.v. flim·flammed, flim·flam·ming, flim·flams
To swindle; cheat.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

flim′flam′mer n.
flim′flam′mer·y n.
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Informal. A person who cheats:
Informal: chiseler, crook.
Slang: diddler, gyp, gypper.
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