1325–75; Middle English chet
(noun) (aphetic for achet,
variant of eschet escheat
to escheat, derivative of chet
cheatable, adjectivecheatingly, adverboutcheat, verb (used with object)uncheated, adjectiveuncheating, adjective
mislead, dupe, delude; gull, con; hoax, fool. Cheat, deceive, trick, victimize
refer to the use of fraud or artifice deliberately to hoodwink or obtain an unfair advantage over someone. Cheat
implies conducting matters fraudulently, especially for profit to oneself: to cheat at cards. Deceive
suggests deliberately misleading or deluding, to produce misunderstanding or to prevent someone from knowing the truth: to deceive one's parents.
is to deceive by a stratagem, often of a petty, crafty, or dishonorable kind: to trick someone into signing a note.
is to make a victim of; the emotional connotation makes the cheating, deception, or trickery seem particularly dastardly: to victimize a blind man. 8.
swindler, trickster, sharper, dodger, charlatan, fraud, fake, phony, mountebank. 9.
imposture, artifice, trick, hoax.