Definition of scam in English:

scam

Syllabification: scam
Pronunciation: /skam
 
/

noun

informal

verb (scams, scamming, scammed)

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Derivatives

scammer

noun
More example sentences
  • May we humbly request your immediate and urgent attention to tell you the story of a Nigerian e-mail scammer convicted of wire fraud in Houston, Texas?
  • Considering the extent to which the scammers go for these scams, all this is likely to do is drive them further underground.
  • If state laws say one thing to stop a scam, can the scammers simply move online?

Origin

1960s: of unknown origin.

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