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Synonyms for scam
skæmscam

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Wiktionary

  1. scamnoun

    Synonyms:
    con game

  2. scamverb

    To defraud or embezzle.

    They tried to scam her out of her savings.

    Synonyms:
    con game

  3. scamverb

    Synonyms:
    conVerb

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scam, cozenageverb

    a fraudulent business scheme

    Synonyms:
    cozenage

  2. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, converb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

    Synonyms:
    SciSpeak Scientific College of Arts & Medicine Sports medicine Selection Classification of Age Maturity

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How to use scam in a sentence?

  1. Gary Wockner:

    Hydropower is a green energy scam, it is one of the dirtiest and environmentally-negative forms of energy that we can use to create electricity.

  2. Andre Peterson:

    There’s nothing that I’ve gotten out of this that would constitute it as a scam because I’m not gaining anything financially from what we’re doing. The reality of it is that I have a son (Javan) that’s also in the program and has been in the program for four years.

  3. Michael Evans:

    That was a complete scam and fraud, it was a very clever, deceptive plan by Islamic radicals.

  4. President Trump:

    It is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars, if the P.O. ‘increases its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!

  5. Donald Trump:

    Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went ‘woke’ and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, ‘Put that behind you, put that behind you,’.


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