Definitions for: Bunko


[n] a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property



Webster (1913) Definition: Bun"ko, n. [Sf. Sp. banco bank, banca a sort of game at
cards. Cf. Bank (in the commercial sense).]
A kind of swindling game or scheme, by means of cards or by a
sham lottery. [Written also bunco.]

Bunko steerer, a person employed as a decoy in bunko.
[Slang, U.S.]


Bun"ko, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bunkoed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bunkoing.]
To swindle by a bunko game or scheme; to cheat or victimize
in any similar way, as by a confidence game, passing a bad
check, etc.

Synonyms: bunco, bunco game, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, sting

See Also: cheat, rig, swindle

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