grift

grift

[grift] Slang.
noun
1.
(sometimes used with a plural verb) a group of methods for obtaining money falsely through the use of swindles, frauds, dishonest gambling, etc.
2.
money obtained from such practices.
verb (used without object)
3.
to profit by the use of grift: a man known to have grifted for many years.
verb (used with object)
4.
to obtain (money or other profit) by grift.

Origin:
1910–15; perhaps alteration of graft2

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