Meaning of SCAM in English

SCAM

— scammer , n.

/skam/ , n. , v. , scammed, scamming .

n.

1. a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, esp. for making a quick profit; swindle.

v.t.

2. to cheat or defraud with a scam.

[ 1960-65; orig. carnival argot; of obscure orig. ]

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