Definition of schlenter in English:


Line breaks: schlen|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈʃlɛntə
South African


  • Not genuine; counterfeit: boys learn to tell the difference between genuine and schlenter diamonds


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  • 1A fake diamond.
  • 1.1An illegal or dishonest scheme.
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    • A rumour spread that the fight was a ‘schlenter’, a setup, with McGoorty backing Darcy to win.
  • 1.2A confidence trickster.


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  • Achieve or acquire by underhand means: I can always manage to schlenter a car


from Dutch and Afrikaans slenter 'trick'. The sch- probably reflects Yiddish influence in the 19th century in diamond mining.

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