Bunco \Bun"co\, n. see {bunko}. [Written also {bunko}.] [PJC]

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  • Bunco — (also Bunko and Bonko) is a parlour game played in teams with three dice. A winning throw in Bunco is to throw three of a kind of a specified number.According to the World Bunco Association [ [http://www.worldbunco.com/history1.html] World Bunco… …   Wikipedia

  • bunco — ☆ bunco [buŋ′kō ] n. pl. buncos [c. 1875 < Sp banca, card game < It, BANK1] Informal a swindle, esp. at a card game or lottery; confidence game vt. buncoed, buncoing Informal to swindle; cheat …   English World dictionary

  • bunco — [“barjko] 1. n. a scheme to swindle people. (From banca, the name of a card game in Spanish.) □ He’s been fiddling with bunco on the West Coast. □ All the stuff relating to bunco comes across this desk. 2. tv. to swindle someone. □ They buncoed… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bunco — Bunko Bun ko, n. [Sf. Sp. banco bank, banca a sort of game at cards. Cf. {Bank} (in the commercial sense).] A kind of swindling game or scheme, originally by means of cards or by a sham lottery, but now used for any swindling tactic. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunco — or bunko noun (plural buncos or bunkos) Etymology: perhaps alteration of Spanish banca bench, banking, bank in gambling, from Italian more at bank Date: 1872 a swindling game or scheme • bunco transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bunco — Hassenninzu (八仙人図): Abbildung der Acht Unsterblichen (1803) Tani Bunchō (jap. 谷 文晁) oder auch Tani Masayasu und Bungoro (* 15. Oktober 1763 in Negishi, Shitaya, Edo; † 6. Januar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bunco — /bung koh/, n., pl. buncos, v., buncoed, buncoing. Informal. bunko. * * * …   Universalium

  • bunco — 1. noun /ˈbʌŋkəʊ/ a) A swindle or confidence trick. b) A parlour game played in teams with three dice, originating in England but popular among suburban women in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century. 2. verb /ˈbʌŋkəʊ/ To swindle …   Wiktionary

  • bunco — Synonyms and related words: ballot box stuffing, cardsharping, cheat, cheating, cozenage, diddle, diddling, dishonesty, dodge, fishy transaction, flam, flimflam, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, gerrymandering, graft, grift, gyp, gyp joint,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bunco — n American a swindle, fraud. A version of bunk or bunkum which has not been exported …   Contemporary slang

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