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Synonyms for scam
skæm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scam, cozenage(verb)

    a fraudulent business scheme

    Synonyms:
    cozenage

  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"

    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

Wiktionary

  1. scam(noun)

    Synonyms:
    con game

  2. scam(verb)

    To defraud or embezzle.

    They tried to scam her out of her savings.

    Synonyms:
    con game

  3. scam(verb)

    Synonyms:
    conVerb

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  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fraud, con, rip-off, deception, swindle, swindling, bluff, sting, hustle, racket, porno, hoax, sham, deceit, porn

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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