Definition of "bunco" [bun•co]

  • A swindle in which an unsuspecting person is cheated; a confidence game. (noun)
  • To swindle. (verb-transitive)

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Use "bunco" in a sentence
  • "The New York _World_ described the transaction between the government and the Morgan Company as a "bunco" game, and charged that"
  • "It affects your peer group, who your kids play with, and what church, Little League, or bunco group you participate in."
  • "A game of strip bunco ensued with Vinnie and his gang."