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hornswoggle

[hawrn-swog-uh l] /ˈhɔrnˌswɒg əl/
verb (used with object), hornswoggled, hornswoggling. Slang.
1.
to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25 origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for hornswoggle

hornswoggle

/ˈhɔːnˌswɒɡəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (slang) to cheat or trick; bamboozle
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for hornswoggle
v.

"to cheat," 1829, probably a fanciful formation. Related: Hornswoggled; hornswoggling.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hornswoggle

hornswoggle

verb

To cheat; swindle; dupe; con (1829+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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