scammer

scam

[skam]
noun
1.
a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle.
verb (used with object), scammed, scamming.
2.
to cheat or defraud with a scam.

Origin:
1960–65; orig. carnival argot; of obscure origin

scammer, noun

scam, scan.
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scam (skæm)
 
n
1.  a stratagem for gain; a swindle
 
vb , scams, scamming, scammed
2.  (tr) to swindle (someone) by means of a trick

scammer or scamster (ˈskæmə)
 
n
slang a person who perpetrates a scam; swindler
 
scamster or scamster
 
n

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scam
1963, n. and v., U.S. slang, a carnival term, of unknown origin. Perhaps related to 19c. British slang scamp "cheater, swindler" (see scamp (n.)).
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scam definition

[skæm]
  1. n.
    a swindle; a hustle. : I lost a fortune in that railroad scam.
  2. tv.
    to swindle someone; to deceive someone. : They were scammed by a sweet-talking southern lady who took all their money.
  3. in.
    to seek out and pick up young women, said of males. (Collegiate.) : Bob was out scamming last night and ran into Clare.
  4. in.
    to copulate. : All you ever want to do is scam.
  5. in.
    to fool around and waste time. : Quit scamming and get busy.
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scammer definition

[ˈskæmɚ]
  1. n.
    a swindler; a hustler. : There are a couple of scammers on the street corner. Watch out.
  2. n.
    a lecher; a fast worker with the opposite sex. : Bob thinks he's a great scammer, but he's just a wimp.
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