back formation from swindler
< German Schwindler
irresponsible person, promoter of wildcat schemes, cheat, derivative of schwindeln
to be dizzy (hence dizzy-minded, irresponsible), defraud, equivalent to schwind-
(akin to Old English swindan
to languish) + -(e
+ -er -er1
swindleable, adjectiveswindler, nounswindlingly, adverboutswindle, verb (used with object), outswindled, outswindling.
cozen, dupe, trick, gull.