Definition of swindle in English:

swindle

Line breaks: swin¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈswɪnd(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object]

noun

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Derivatives

swindler

noun
More example sentences
  • What's the appeal to you of property criminals such as hucksters, card cheats, swindlers, bank robbers, and con men?
  • Not even the police care too much about what's going on in these streets’ the old man chuckled, ‘this is where all the swindlers and thieves hang out.’
  • Unfortunately, swindlers also exploited the tragedy to make money over the Internet.
Synonyms

Origin

late 18th century: back-formation from swindler, from German Schwindler 'extravagant maker of schemes, swindler', from schwindeln 'be giddy', also 'tell lies'.

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