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Definition of "scam" []

  • A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle. (noun)
  • To defraud; swindle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scam" in a sentence
  • "No wonder its failing, people are realizing what the scam is all about."
  • "Do a Google search and type in the name of the opportunity/school/business and then add the word "scam" after it."
  • "Presumably this scam is an attempt to tug at the heartstrings of gullible Christians."