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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Definitions for hornswoggle

  1. to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.

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Citations for hornswoggle
But don't forget, boys, when you-all want me to hornswoggle Wall Street another flutter, all you-all have to do is whisper the word. Jack London, Burning Daylight, 1910
Tinkie could talk her way out of a ticket in Mississippi, but I wasn't so certain the California state troopers would be as easy to hornswoggle. Carolyn Haines, Wishbones, 2008
Origin of hornswoggle
1815-1825
Hornswoggle is of unknown origin. It entered in America in the 1820s.