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Variant of bunco.
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a variant spelling of bunco
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or bun•co(ˈbʌŋ koʊ)
n., pl. -kos or -cos, n.
1. a swindle in which a person is cheated at gambling, persuaded to buy a nonexistent or worthless object, or otherwise victimized.v.t.
2. to victimize by a bunko.
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Past participle: bunkoed
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|Noun||1.||bunko - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property|
bunco, bunco game, bunko game, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, 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)
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