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Not genuine; counterfeit.‘boys learn to tell the difference between genuine and schlenter diamonds’
1A fake diamond.
- 1.1An illegal or dishonest scheme.‘A rumour spread that the fight was a ‘schlenter’, a setup, with McGoorty backing Darcy to win.’plot, intrigue, conspiracy, secret plan
- 1.2A confidence trickster.
- 1.1An illegal or dishonest scheme.
verb[with object]informal South African
Achieve or acquire by underhand means.
get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into possession of, pick up, be given
- ‘I can always manage to schlenter a car’
From Dutch and Afrikaans slenter ‘trick’. The sch- probably reflects Yiddish influence in the 19th century in diamond mining.
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