Definition of magsman in English:

magsman

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Pronunciation: /ˈmagzmən
 
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noun (plural magsmen)

Australian informal , • dated
  • 1A confidence trickster.
    More example sentences
    • Another common name for this type of swindler or confidence trickster was magsman, originally the name for a man who ran a pitch-and-toss game, which was itself sometimes called magflying from the mags, halfpennies, which were used in it.
    • You're cracksmen, magsmen, mobsmen, the two of you; so you may as well both own up to it.
    • According to the Abbey's staff review, you can "meet the thieves, breakers, magsmen, dope users, prostitutes and murderers who comprised Sydney’s shadowy underworld."
  • 1.1A person who likes telling stories; a raconteur.

Origin

early 19th century: from English dialect mag 'prattle' + man.

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