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Related to flimflamming: buncoed
1. Nonsense; humbug.
2. A deception; a swindle.
tr.v. flim·flammed, flim·flam·ming, flim·flams
To swindle; cheat.
[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]
a. nonsense; foolishness
b. (as modifier): flimflam arguments.
2. a deception; swindle
vb, -flams, -flamming or -flammed
(tr) US to deceive; trick; swindle; cheat
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse flīm mockery, Norwegian flire to giggle]
n., v. -flammed, -flam•ming. Informal. n.
1. a trick or deception, esp. a swindle.
2. a piece of nonsense; twaddle.v.t.
3. to deceive, trick, or swindle.
[1530–40; gradational compound of uncertain orig.]
Past participle: flimflammed
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|Noun||1.||flimflam - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property|
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, gyp, hustle, con, sting
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)