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 (grĭft) Slang
1. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
2. A swindle or confidence game.
v. grift·ed, grift·ing, grifts
To engage in swindling or cheating.
To obtain by swindling or cheating.

[Perhaps alteration of graft.]

grift′er n.


informal US a person who swindles another out of money


(ˈgrɪf tər)

n. Slang.
1. a person who operates a sideshow at a circus, fair, etc., esp. a gambling attraction.
2. a swindler, dishonest gambler, or the like.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grifter - 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


[ˈgrɪftəʳ] N (US) → estafador(a) m/f, timador(a) m/f


n (dated US sl: = swindler) → Gauner(in) m(f), → Schwindler(in) m(f)
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