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bunco

Saltos de línea: bunco
Pronunciación: /ˈbʌŋkəʊ
 
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North American informal

Definición de bunco en inglés:

sustantivo (plural buncos)

[usually as modifier]
A swindle or confidence trick: a bunco artist
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Specially after I poked around and learned the Madame's qualifications for horoscope-readings consist of 19 convictions for fraud, bunco scams, and operating illegal ‘games of chance’ in Atlantic City.
  • But it's not just bunco artists who are suffering from this tightening of the purse strings.
  • Because the producers hired police bunco squad members as consultants, the movie shows us all the nuts and bolts of the sorts of scams that can be run in a tent-revival format.

verbo (buncoes, buncoing, buncoed)

[with object] dated Volver al principio  
Swindle or cheat: he didn’t propose to be buncoed without a fight
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The St. Regis tribe of Indians of Franklin County claim that they were buncoed by the last legislature, and are so incensed that an outbreak at the reservation is feared.
  • I never mingle with the crowds that are being buncoed [sic] in the big department stores of Los Angeles.
  • I just can't stay in the room and see you buncoed that way.

Origen

late 19th century: perhaps from Spanish banca, the name of a card game.

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