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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scam, cozenage(verb)

    a fraudulent business scheme


  2. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    deprive of by deceit

    "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

    rook, cabbage, fiddle, hook, nobble, victimize, gip, shirk, goldbrick, swindle, con, memorise, snatch, diddle, lift, gyp, kidnap, abstract, toy, abduct, pilfer, filch, purloin, snarf, short-change, defraud, hornswoggle, play, victimise, sneak, bunco, pinch, swipe, short, memorize, learn, mulct, shrink from


  1. scam(noun)

    con game

  2. scam(verb)

    To defraud or embezzle.

    They tried to scam her out of her savings.

    con game

  3. scam(verb)


Editors Contribution

  1. rort

    a 'rort' is defined as an unscrupulous or dishonest practice. this seems to also fit the definition of 'scam'.

    Submitted by rinat on August 7, 2019  

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SCAM

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  1. Mark Erlich:

    In construction, when contractors started reclassifying their workers from employees to independent contractors, it was just a scam to save money, what's different now is it's no longer [ viewed as ] a' scam,' it's [ positioned by the companies ] as beautiful scheme -- a new conception of work in which you are your own boss, have flexibility scheduling -- it is actually seen as desirable.

  2. Signs:

    Merrill Morgan, this crop stuff is just about a bunch of nerds who never had a girlfriend their whole lives. They're like thirty now. They make up secret codes and analyze Greek mythology and make secret societies where other guys who never had girlfriends can join in. They do stupid crap like this to feel special. It's a scam. Nerds were doin' it twenty five years ago and new nerds are doing it again.

  3. Greg Castle:

    Scammers will scam, obviously, if you answer a call and it sounds too good to be true, just hang up.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    I'm going to make sure colleges are open in the fall, online college is a scam, and I should know. My online college was ranked No. 1 craziest scam by US News every year it was open.

  5. Diane Kiesel:

    She wanted everything that big money could buy, except that Ms. Sorokin didn't have big money, all she had was a big scam.

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