noun see flimflam II

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  • flimflammer — See flimflam. * * * …   Universalium

  • flimflammer — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. A person who cheats: bilk, cheat, cheater, cozener, defrauder, rook, sharper, swindler, trickster, victimizer. Informal: chiseler, crook. Slang: diddler, gyp, gypper. See HONEST …   English dictionary for students

  • flimflammer — n. cheat, swindler (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flimflammer — flim·flam·mer …   English syllables

  • flimflammer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • flimflam — flimflammer, n. flimflammery, n. /flim flam /, n., v., flimflammed, flimflamming. Informal. n. 1. a trick or deception, esp. a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim. 2. a piece of nonsense;… …   Universalium

  • cheat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. deceive, defraud (See deception). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who cheats] Syn. rogue, cheater, swindler, fraud, quack, charlatan, conniver, confidence man, scammer, chiseler, impostor, masquerader,… …   English dictionary for students

  • flimflam — I. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flim mockery Date: circa 1570 1. deceptive nonsense 2. deception, fraud II. transitive verb (flimflammed; flimflamming) Date: 1660 to subject to a flimflam • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flimflammery — See flimflammer. * * * …   Universalium

  • blackleg — Synonyms and related words: Texas fever, anthrax, aphthous fever, bighead, black quarter, blackwater, blind staggers, bloody flux, broken wind, cattle plague, charbon, cheat, cheater, chiseler, cozener, crook, defrauder, diddler, distemper, fink …   Moby Thesaurus

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