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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.]
informal US a person who swindles another out of money
1. a person who operates a sideshow at a circus, fair, etc., esp. a gambling attraction.
2. a swindler, dishonest gambler, or the like.
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|Noun||1.||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
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true