swindler


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swin·dle

 (swĭn′dl)
v. swin·dled, swin·dling, swin·dles
v.tr.
1. To cheat or defraud of money or property.
2. To obtain by fraudulent means: swindled money from the company.
v.intr.
To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property.
n.
The act or an instance of swindling.

[Back-formation from swindler, one who swindles, from German Schwindler, giddy person, cheat, from schwindeln, to be dizzy, swindle, from Middle High German, from Old High German swintilōn, frequentative of swintan, to disappear.]

swin′dler n.

swindler

, swindle - Swindler and swindle are from German Schwindler, "promoter of wild schemes; cheat."
See also related terms for swindle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swindler - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
card shark, card sharp, card sharper, cardsharp, cardsharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
clip artist - a swindler who fleeces the victim
con artist, con man, confidence man - a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
welcher, welsher - someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager

swindler

noun cheat, fraud, hustler (U.S. informal), con man (informal), sharper, shark, rogue, charlatan, rook (slang), rascal, trickster, impostor, fraudster, knave (archaic), confidence trickster, mountebank, grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), chiseller (informal) Swindlers have cheated investors out of £12 million.

swindler

noun
Translations
غَشّاش، مُحْتال، مُخادِع
podvodník
svindler
svindlari
goljuf

swindler

[ˈswɪndləʳ] Nestafador(a) m/f, timador(a) m/f

swindler

[ˈswɪndlər] nescroc m

swindler

nSchwindler(in) m(f), → Gauner(in) m(f) (inf)

swindler

[ˈswɪndləʳ] nimbroglione/a, truffatore/trice

swindle

(ˈswindl) verb
to cheat. That shopkeeper has swindled me!; He swindled me out of $4.
noun
an act or example of swindling; a fraud. an insurance swindle; Our new car's a swindle – it's falling to pieces.
ˈswindler noun
a person who swindles.
References in classic literature ?
Populace-hodgepodge: therein is everything mixed with everything, saint and swindler, gentleman and Jew, and every beast out of Noah's ark.
That was so far well, but Vronsky knew that in this dirty business, though his only share in it was undertaking by word of mouth to be surety for Venovsky, it was absolutely necessary for him to have the two thousand five hundred roubles so as to be able to fling it at the swindler, and have no more words with him.
Monsieur Stangerson, on making inquiries as to Monsieur Jean Roussel, found that the man was a swindler and an adventurer.
Perhaps, instead of being a millionaire, you yourself are a swindler and an adventurer
The newspapers laughed the wretched upstart and swindler to scorn.
Having taken this little liberty with the Patriarchal person, Mr Pancks further astounded and attracted the Bleeding Hearts by saying in an audible voice, 'Now, you sugary swindler, I mean to have it out with you
Ulysses," replied Alcinous, "not one of us who sees you has any idea that you are a charlatan or a swindler.
They were swindlers and thieves of pennies and dimes, and they had been trapped and put out of the way by the swindlers and thieves of millions of dollars.
exclaimed May, "and von Horn was accredited to be one of the shrewdest swindlers and adventurers in America
He said Dummy said he belonged away off somers and used to be well off, but got busted by swindlers which he had trusted, and was poor now, and hadn't any way to make a living.
When I realized what lives some of my poets had led, how they were drunkards, and swindlers, and unchaste, and untrue, I lamented over them with a sense of personal disgrace in them, and to this day I have no patience with that code of the world which relaxes itself in behalf of the brilliant and gifted offender; rather he should suffer more blame.
They were sneak-thieves and swindlers, that was what they were, and they had given him the double-cross.